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Volume IX 




W^t (St^^tt iainttqttattan 





Answers, 88, 143; 216, 47; 293, 48; 306, 95; 

307, 95; 314, 95; 4251 191 ; 438, 191; 442, 

Bank, The Land, 135. 

Bay View Cemetery, Gloucester, Inscrip- 
tions IN, 68. 
Berry Notes, 25, 86. 
Bisco, Elizabeth, 108. 
Bishop Notes, 113. 
Blanchard Genealogies, 26, 71. 
Blaney Genealogy, 32. 
Blasdell Genealogy, 49. 
Blunt Genealogy, 110. 
Blyth Genealogy, 112. 
Boardman Genealogy, 145. 
Bodwell Genealogy, 171. 
Bond Genealogy, 177. 
Bridge, The Old, 161. 
Browne, Richard, Will of, 160. 
Essex County Men at Martha's Vineyard 

before 1700, 134. 
Gloucester Inscriptions : 

Ancient Burying Ground, i. 

Bay View Cemetery, 68. 

Old Cemetery at Lanesville, 106. 

Ancient Cemetery, West Gloucester, 152. 
Hymns, The Old, 142. 
Inscriptions. See Gloucester Inscriptions. 
Ipswich Court Records and Files, 43, 124. 
Ipswich Town, 87. 
Jarrat, John, Will of, 36. 

Jewett, Mrs. Ann, Will of, 159. 

Jewett, Joseph, Will of, 113. 

Lambert, Francis, Will of, 36. 

Lambert, Jane, Will of, 67. 

Land Bank, The, 135. 

Lanesville, Gloucester, Inscriptions in 

Old Cemetery at, 106. 
Martha's Vineyard, Essex County Men at, 

before 1700, 134. 
New Publications, 48, 95, 143, 192. 
Norfolk County Records, Old, 137. 
Old Norfolk County Records, 137. 
Parrot, Francis, Will of, 66. 
Peabody, Rev. Oliver, 23. 
Peasley, Joseph, Will of, 123. 
Perkins, John, Will of, 45. 
Pike, John, sr., Will of, 64. 
Piscataqua Pioneers, 191. 
Queries, 442-444, 47; 445-448, 95; 449> 45°, 

143; 451,452, 191. 
RoGEus, Rev. Ezekiel, Will of, 104. 
Rogers Rev. Nathaniel, Will of, 65. 
Salem Court Records and Files, 61, 154. 
Salem in 1700, No. 18, 37. 
Salem in 1700, No. 19, 72. 
Salem in 1700, No. 20, 114. 
Salem in 1700, No. 21, 162. 
Smith, James, Will of, 161. 
Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, 

Suffolk County Deeds, 97. 



*' Arise ye Dead," 3. 

Babbidge, Christopher, House, Salem, 77. 

Staircase in, 76. 
Bank Bill, Ipswich, 97. 
Beside the River in Ipswich, 49. 
Bill, Ipswich Bank, 97. 
English, Phillip, House, Salem, 145. 
Houses in Salem : 

Christopher Babbidge, 77. 

Philip English, 145. 
Ipswich Bank Bill, 97. 
Ipswich, Beside the River in, 49. 

Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 18, 38. 
Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 19, 75. 
Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 20, 117. 
Map OF Part of Salem in 1700, No. 21, 164. 
Peabody, Rev. Oliver, Portrait of, i. 
River in Ipswich, Beside the, 49. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of, No. 18, 38. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 19, 75. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 20, 117. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 21. 164. 
Staircase in Christopher Babbidge House, 
Salem, 76. 





The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. IX. 

Salem, Mass., January, 1905. 




The ancient burial-place in Gloucester, 
situated near the railroad station, was 
used very early. The oldest gravestone 
now standing and decipherable bears date 
of 1 71 1. The following are all the in- 
scriptions to be found there bearing dates 
prior to 1800. 



ye 22D 1728. 

Here Lyeth Buried y® Body 
of M^ Ebenezer Allen 
who departed this Life 













AGED 20 YEARS 2 M« & -^^^ 
DEC^ AUG'^ Y« — » 



Y«^ 6 1724 

DEC» AUG'^ Y« 28'*^ 


Here Lies Buried 
The Body of 

Joseph Allen Esq^ 
who Departed this Life 
April y® 6*^ 1750. 
In the 69*^ Year 
of his Age. 

Joseph Allen 

SON OF m"" 

Nathaniel & m"*^ 
Mary Allen 



March 4*^ 


7 52. 

Joseph Allen 

SON OF m'^ 
Nathaniel & m""^ 
Mary Allen 



27 DAYS 

March 30*^ 


7 5 2. 


OF Joshua Allen 
SON OF m'^ Nathaniel 
& m""^ Mary Allen 
died april 18**" 

I 7 5 * 










DAU^ OF m'' Nathaniel 
Allen & Mary his wife 

aged 4 MONTHS & 
15 DAYS died august 



Mary Allen 

daughter of m^ 


Mary Allen 
WAS born march 

THE 29th & DIED 
APRIL Ye 5th 


Here lies Buried 
the Body of M" 
Mary Allen 

the wife of M'^ 
Nathaniel Allen 
Died June the 4*^ 
1753. Aged 29 
Year and 9 Days. 

Here lies the Body of 
M'^^ Mary Allen wife 
of M^ Benjamin Allen 
who Departed this Life 





Here lyes the Body of 
m'" Mary Allen, the 
Vertuous & amiable Wife 
of Deacon David Allen; 
She departed this Life 
Aug* ye 29. 1765. in the 
43 Year of Her Age. 
The memory of y« Juft is Bleffed. 

Here lyeth Buried y® Body 
of M^" Sarah Allen 
the wife of M'^ Ebenezer 
Allen who departed this 
Life Feb'^y 10^^ 1765. 



the 27" 
of her Age. 


Here lies the Remains of 

M^^" Sarah Allen 

the Vertuous and agreeable 

Confort of Cap* Jacob Allen 

who Died June 9*^ 1772 

in the 38*^ Year of her Age 

My Body feels Death conquering hand 
Is summoned to the Grave 
My breath Refigns at thy command 
And Christ my Life will Save. 

Here lies Interr'd the 

Remains of 
M' .Zerubbable Allen 
who departed this Life 
February y® 4*^ i749 
In y® 47*^ Year of his Age. 

In Memory of 

Anne Maria Babbit 

Dau^^ of Doc*^ Thomas 

& M^^ Mary I. Babbit, 

Born June 10*^ 1788 

died Ocr 16**^ 

yE'' 4 Months. 

Here lies the Body of 

Son of Cap* JAMES & 
Departed this Life 

A u g«* 1778 

d 4 



Here lyes y® Body of 
m'" Hannah Babson 
Widow to Cap* 

James Babson; 
Who Departed this Life 
November the 26*^ i759, 
Aged 43 Years. 


to the Memory of 

Cap* James Babson 

who departed this Life 
Oct^ lo*^ i790> 

M^ 49 

Here lies the Body of 

Dau'^ of Cap* JAMES & 
Departed this Life 

O c t"^ 1774 

Aged 4 Years 

Here lies Interred 

the Body of 

Miles Barnes of Bojton^ 

Mafter of the Ship Induftry, 

who departed ^this Life 

Together with all said 

Ships company which was 

wreck'd on Salt Island in a 

Storm on the 1 1 of January 


In the 54 Year 

Of his age. 

Remember man you are but duft. 

Here Lyeth 
Buryed the Body 
of Ro ch Be 


of lu'^e AD 
' 8**" y"^ of her 








i«' 1724/5 



Here Lies 
Buried the Body of 
M" Mary Bennet 
the Wife of M'^ 
Stephen Bennet f he 
Died June 
1788 in the 
year of her 






O F 



ry V® 

I S 


8*^ 1738, 

In Memory of 


wife of 


Died May 21" 


in the 38*^ Year 

of her Age. 


to the Memory of the 

Rev. Samuel Chandler, 

Pastor of the first Church 

in Gloucester, 

who died April 16 

1775. M. 62. 

The memory of the just is 



Memory of 

Mrs. Sarah Burnham 

And her Children 

Samuel Betsy Samuel Davis 

Aaron and Moses. 

Mrs. Aaron Burnham 

Endured an agonizing sickness 

without a murmur, and closed a 

well spent life April 25, 18 14; 

JEt. 59. 

Remembrance shall her story tell, 
Affection of her virtues speak ^ 
With beaming eye and burning cheek; 
Each action word and look recall ^ 
The last the lovliest of all. 
When on the lap of death she lay 
Serenely smiled her Soul away^ 
And left surviving friendships breast 
Warm with the sunset of her rest. 

Samuel died Aug. 29, 1788; 
Aged 21 days. 

Betsy died May 30, 1 792 ; 
Aged 8 months & 5 days. 

Samuel Davis died Dec. 14, 1795; 
Ag&di 5 months & 20 days. 

Aaron died at sea Dec. 8, 1805; 
Aged 23 years 

All more than common Menaces an end 
A blaze betokens brevity of life. 

Moses died at Plymouth England 
Oct. 181 2; Aged 26 years. 

Death oppressed thee far from home; 
An helpless stranger no familiar voice , 
No pitying eye, cheered thy last pangs. 


to the Memory of 

Mifs Betsey Coffin 

Youngef t Dau*^ 

of the Hon^^® Peter Coffin Efq'^ 

who departed this Life 

Ocf^ 27*^ 1793 

Aged 29 Years. 

Be it Remembred 

that here lies the Body 

Of the Hon»'^« Peter Coffin Efq'" 

who died Feb^^ 14*^ 


Aged 72 Years. 

He was a true Patriot a Pacific Magiftrate 
An Examplarey Chriltian and a Friend to 

Here lies Y® Body of 
m" Hannah Coit 
the wife of Cap' 
Nathaniel Coit 
Aged 89 Years 

y« 10*^ 174 2/3 

to the Memory of 
M^* Polly Collins 
the amiable confort of 
CoP Daniel Collins, 
who departed this Life 
March the 19"^ ^793 
In the 40*^ Year of her age 

Here lyes y® Body of 
m'"^ Rebecca Collins 
Confort of Cap*^ 
James Collins, 
Who departed this life 
Feby y® 17'^ 1770 Aged 
44 Years i Month 29! D* 

MON*^« & 23 DAYS DEC^ 






I 7 


tThis number is uncertain. 


DIED DEC^ Y« 21* A. D. 





Sacred to the 


who departed 
July 21" 1793. 
year of 

memory of 


this Life 

In the 74'^ 

his age. 

In Memory of 

the virtuous and 

Agreeable Confort of 


who Departed this Life 

Nov'^ the 8*^ 1778 

Aged 28 Years 

In Memory of 

MARY DANE Dau' of 



Diedjan'-y 12*^ 1779 

Aged 2 Years & 17 Days 

I 7 4 I. 

DEC^ AUG^ Y« 20 

I 7 3 











O F 

IN Y« 52 



DEC*^ JULY Y« 28 1732, 
IN Y« 38*^ YEAR 

&9 MO 
APRIL Y« 27 

I 7 3 I 





M' MARK & 



AUG ST 28'*^ 

m'^ Ezekiel 
Day Y® third 


* Broken. 



EzEKiEL Day Jun'' 


IN Y« 48*^ YEAR 


In memory of 

Petsey Amealy Dexter 

dautr of Mr. William 

& Mrs Betsey Dexter 

died Septr 12 1798 

^tat I year 

She is gone; the suffering angel's fled 
In tomb'd, her ashes with the silent dead 
But O the joyfuU day will suetly come 
When we shall meet again & meet at home 
Then part no more but there supreamly bleft 
Live & enjoy eternal peace & reft. 


this turf lies Buried 

the mortal remains of 

William Henry DoUiver 

Son of William & 

Elizabeth DoUiver 

who died Nov'^ 5 i794 

Aged 16 Months 

Short was his life to Heaven his spirit s fiown 
Rests with its God, ^^ finds a peaceful home 

& M" 

M^ WILL"" 

& 3 D« 

DIED JULY io«^ 1743 


AGED 37 YEARS & 5 M« 

D E C^ F E B«Y 
I 7 3 

I 3 


Here Lyes y® Body of 

m" Mary Ellery, 

Wife to M'^ 

John Stevens Ellery, 

Who departed this Life 

JSfov^r ye 25tl> 1770 

Aged 21 Years. 

Here lies Buried the 

Body of Cap* 

Nathaniel Ellery 

who Departed this Life 

May the 30*^ 1761 

In the 78*^ Year 

of his Age. 

Here Lies Buried y® Body 
of m'^^ Rachel Ellery 
the Virtuous and amiable 
Confort of m'^ Nathaniel 
Ellery jun^ who Departed 
this Life july the i 
1750. In the 19 

Year of her Age. 
The Memory of ye Just is Blefsed. 



Here lyes Buried 

the Body of 

Cap* WiLUAM Ellery; 

Who departed this Life 

Sepr the 20*^ 1 77 1 

Aged 78 Years. 

DECi^MAYy« 14*^^ 1737 
IN THE 69*^^ YEAR 

Here Lyes Buried 
the Body of Cap* 
Elias Elwell; 
Who Departed this Life 
May the 14*^ AnnoDom''* 
1752. Aged 43 Years. 


tender Remembrance 



Consort of 


who died July 27*^ 1784 : 

Aged 52. 

Her faultless heart receives 

the High reward of an unblemished 




This stone is to perpetuate 

the memory of 

Cap* William Fuller 

died at sea 1777. 



his virtuous consort 

M'^" Mary Fuller 

died Aug^* 16*^ 1804, 

JE. 62. 

m'" Sarah 

Here lies 
Buried the Body of 

Daniel Gibbs Esq* 

who Departed this Life 

March the 21'* 


Aged 60 


Here lies Interred 

the Body of 

m" Mary Gibbs 

Widow of 

Daniel Gibbs 

who departed this Life 

January 27*^ 1769 

Aged 60 Years 

In Memory of 
Eliza Gorham 

Dau' of M'' SOLOM° & 

m' Sarah Gorham 

died Aug^'^ 29*^ 

1774 Aged 10 M** 

To perpetuate the 

memory of 

Capt Frederick Oilman 

who on a Journey 

for the recovery of his health 

died at Reading 

on the 19 of may 1798 

j^tat. 33 

His mortal remains were thence remov'd 
to his deserted dome and 

on the next day 

were in solemn Procefsion 

attended by 

the artillery company of this Town 

of which he was 

their much refpected commander 

the Officers of the 3d Regiment 

and by a numerous train of 
sympathizing Friends & Citizens 

the tender huf band affectionat Parent 

the Benefactor of the poor 
the Generous friend & patriotic citizen 
were confpicuous traits 
in his character 

as he lived Beloved so he died 
greatly Lamented 

Memento Mori. 

Here lies the Body of 
Deacon EL^^ GROVER; 
who departed this Life 
Dec' 25*^ 1795, 
in the 86*^ Year of his Age. 

As he lived the Chriftian, 

fo he died in the Chriftian faith 

in a good old Age. full of Days 

and fatiffied with Life. 

Hear what the Voice from Heaven proclaims 

For all the pios Dead; 

Sweet is the Savor of their Names ^ 

And f oft their fleeping Bed. 

In Memory of 
Mr. Solomon Gorham 
who died Dec"^ 



/Etat 47. 

Daniel Grover 
I 7 6 I* 


Here lies the Remains of 

M'"' Mary Grover 

Late wife to M'^ Samuel 

Stevens, which Departed 

this Life June the i"' 1758 

In the 82^ Year 

of her Age. 



Here lies Buried 

the Body of 


the very Agreeable & 

virtuous wife of 


who Departed this Life 

May 1 8*^ 1786. 

Aged 73 Years. 





Y« 6*^ 1732/3 

IN Y« 20*^ YEAR 


Here lyes buried in the duft of death 

not to rife until the Heavens be no more 

the Body of 

Cap* William Hales, 

who departed this Life 

on the V'^ of June mdccxc 



Y® 12 1724 





To'»» 172* 


OF * 

In Memory of 


who departed this Life, 

May 12*^ 1792. 

Aged 46 Years. 

Death, thou haft conquer'd me, 
I with thy Dart am flain, 

But Chrijt has conquer'd thee, 
And I fhall rife again. 

Here lies tm^ Body 
OF m'^ Hannah Hodgkin 
WIFE TO M. Samuel 
Hodgkin Aged 64 
Years & 4 Months 
died Sept^ 1 6*** 


Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Cap* Robert Honners 

who departed this 




Life September y 

Aged 53 Years. 

e Mtb 

25 D» DEC^ NOVR 






th IN 







Here lies 

the mortal Remains 

Of Mrs Elizabeth Hough ^ 

Confort of 

Mr Benjamin K. Hough, 

& Second Dau*'^ of Mr. David Pluaier 

who died July 19 

Aged JO Years. 

The greateft Purity 
Attain'd on Earth I would deny; 
Nor Good confefs, in name or thing 
But Chrift my Lord my Life my King. 




Memory of 

Mr Richard Foster Hough 

who died June 8 


jEtat 19 

In Memory of 


Wife of 


who died Feb'^y 3* 


In the 53** Year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 


who died Jan'^ 13*** 


in the 73^ Year 

of his Age. 

Here lies buried 

the Body of 


Wife to M' 

Joseph Jackson Jun'^ 

who departed this Life 

July Y® 12'^ 1766, 

Aged 22 Years. 

TTiis stone is etectedy to 

ferpetuate the memory of 

Cap* Job Knights who was 

lost at Sea iy86. JSt. jg 

&* his virtuos consort 

M^* Abigail Knights, 

who died Feb, j, 1803. Mt, j^, 

The memory of the just, is blefsed. 

Here lies buried 
The Remains of 

Wife of 


who departed this Life 

April 8*^ 1777 in the 

^^rd Year of her age 


To the memory of 

Mrs Martha Locke 

Confort of 

Mr Joseph Locke ; 

who departed this Life 

Nov"^ 17. 1796. 

Aged 23 Years & 6 months. 

For earth too pure the pilgrim Angel flies 
To bllfs congenial in her native skies. 
Of life though Youth a flattering picture drew 
She sigh'd and bade a worthlefs world Adieu. | 
Torn from her arms her Cherub Infant lies 
Like a fallen flower and withering fades & dies| 
By angels borne it speeds to Heaven, & there 
It blooms forever fresh forever fair, 
Celestial Saint one parting tear forgive 
While not for You, but for ourselves we grieve 

Alfo Martha Locke their dautr 
Died Janry 22 1797. M- 8 mons 

In Memory of 


Confort of 


of Bofton, who departed 

this Life April 4'^ 1 789, 

in the 81"* Year 

of her Age. 

In Memory of 
Cornelius Low 

son of M' Nath^ 
& M" Eliz*h Low 
Died Sep' Y« f^ 
1767 Aged 

4 Months & I D^^ 

In Memory of 
Eliza Daughter of 
David & Eliza Low 
who died March 20. 
1794 aged 3 years 
8 ms. & 22 days. 

In Memory 





Died Dec' 


Years 2 



M« & 













Here lies Interr'd the Remains of 

m'^ Elizabeth Low the Virtuous 

& Amiable Confort of m'^ Nathaniel 

Low who died Auq^^ ii*^ i77o« 

in Y® 31" Year of her Age. 

While fhe lived was univerfally 

refpected & her Death much lamented 

Blefsed are the Dead 
who die in the Lord. 

HERE lies the BODY OF 

m'^^ Mary Low wife of 
deacon John Low 
died may y® 3*^ 1748 

■ St 


IN THE 41' 


Favour is deceitful & beauty is 
Vain but a woman that f eareth 
the Lord she shall be praised. 

In Memory of 
Ifaac Low, Son of 
David & Eliza 
Low. he died 
Sep* 12, 1788 
aged 12. days. 




John Low Efq' 


died suddenly 

Nov"^ 3. 1796 

JStat 68. 

While pafsing through life he filled several 
Important offices both in church & state 
The duties of which he dischar'd with 
Punctuality exhibiting the true Chnftian the 
Warm patriot & benevolent Friend. 

Swift was his flighty <Sr» short his road 
He closed his eyes <Sr* saw his GoD. 

Here Lies the Mortal Remains 



of M' JOHN LOW Jun' 

& Eldeft daughter 


who departed this life 

February 7*^ 1793. 

in the 33*^ Year 

of her Age. 

The fweet Remembrance of the Juft 
Shall flourif h when They Ueep in Duft 

This Stone is erected 


repetuate the memories 

of Mrs Sarah Low the agreable 

and virtuous confort 

of John Low Efq"^ 

and their amiable Dau*' 

Mifs Mary Low 

the former died 

Ocr 7 1775 

JEtat. 49. 

the latter Ocf 5 the same year 

jEtat 18 

and were Interd on the same day 

in on Grave. 

So sleep the saints and ceafe to groan 
When sin (Sr» death have done their worst 
Chrift hath a glory like his own 
Which waits to clothe their waking duft 


1767 in Y* 





to the memory of 

Mrs. Lydia Mason 

Consort of Mr. Thomas Mason 

who died May 27, 1791. 

M\. 32. 

Fled from the cares and toils of life ^ 
No more a mother y no viore a tender wife^ 
Snatch"^ d in eternity s unbounded space 
Sinking redeeming love and matchless grace. 




to the Memory of 

widow Hannah M^Kean 

'I who died 

July 23, 1791 : 

JE. 71. 






Here lies buried 

the Body of 

m" Abigail Parsons 

Wife of M'^ 

Solomon Parsons 

who died Feb'^y 15*^ 1741 

In the 35*^ Year 

of her Age. 

Here lyes Buried 
the Body of Eider 
Ebenezer Parsons 

Who departed this Life 


DecemT Y'' 19 
Aged 82 


Here lies buried 
the Body of Deacon 
Isaac Parsons 
Who Departed this Life 
July y* 5*^ 1767 
In the 54**^ Year 
of his Age 


MARCH Y« 11*^ 1732/3 
IN Y® 79*^ YEAR 

here lies buried 
the body of m^* 
Jemima Parsons 

WIFE OF Elder 
Ebenezer Parsons 
dec° April 25*^ 

1752 IN Y® 66*^ YEAR 
OF her AGE 


OF JuDETH Parsons 


DEACON William Parsons 


Nov^ 20*^ 1753. 


Here lies Buried 
the Body of 
Lucy Parsons 
au' of m'^ Solomon 
GAIL Parsons 
* *^ 1750 



DEC^^ OCBR Y« 2^ 




Mary Parsons wife of 
Deacon William Parsons 
WHO departed this life 






aged 45 years. 

the memory of the Just is Blefsed. 



Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Meriam Parsons 

Dau'^ of M^ Solomon 

& M'^" Abigail Parsons 

died April 25*^ 1742 

Aged 10 Months 

ye 20th 1 722 

IN Ye 47th YEAR 


Nathaniel Parsons 





I 7 f 

THE 31 






Here lies buried 
the Remains of M" SARAH PARSONS 
the agreeable and virtuous Confort 
She died with the small pox 
the 29*^ day of Jan'^ 1779 
the 65*^ Year of her Age. 

The Righteous hath hope in their Death 
And their expectation Ihall not be cut of. 


Here lies buried 
the Remains of that Sincere Christian, 
who zealoully supporting the character 
of a difciple of Jefus Chrilt through the 
series of Life departed in peace 
on the 24th of March 1779 with the 
animating profpect of future Glory, 

JE. 74 
Be ye followers of them who through faith 
and patience inherit the promifes for 
saith the spirit, they reft from their 
labor and their works follow them 

here lies buried 
the body of deacon 
William Parsons 

who departed this life 
July y® 10^^ i755» 


the memory of the Just is Blefsed. 

Here lies buried 
the Body of 
M"^* Abigail Pearce 
who departed this Life 

July V"" 1766 

in the 83 "^ Year 

of her Age. 


Memory of 




died June 19*^ 1792. 

in the 53** Year 

of her age. 

In Memory of 



Son of DAVID 


died Febry loth 1799, 

Aged 4 Years. 

Peace to thy dusty Bed, thou lovly sleeping Clay, 
There rest thy weary Head till the great rising Day 
Then quit thy dark abode a Cherub blooming bright 
To love and serve thy Ood In Beatific Light, 

In Memory of 


Dau'^ of DAVID & 


died June 6**^ 1778 

Aged 10 Months 

In Memory of 



died Sep* 21^* 1798 

Aged 18 Months. 

Peace to thy dusty Bed^ thou lovly sleeping Clay^ 
There rest thy weary Head till the great ridng Day 
Then quit thy dark abode a C herul blooming bright^ 
To love and serve Thy God in beatific Light. 

In Memory of 


Daughter of JAMES & 


who diedFebryiSthi 796 

Aged 15 Months. 

Here lie fweet babes, and 
Then rife unchanged and 

In Memory of 


Daughter of JAMES & 


who diedjuly 27th 1784 

Aged 8 months. 

wait th' Almighty's will 
be young Angels f till. 



Here lies Buried 

the Body of 


Wife of Cap* 


Died 11*^ Sep* 1777. 

Aged 32 Years. 

Elizabeth Plumer 
DAU^ OF Doct^ 

SaM^ & M'^* 

Eliz*^^ Plumer 
DIED march 29*^ 



In Memory of 

Confort of 


who departed this Life 

22*^ Sep* in the Year 

of our Lord 1788, 

Aged 43 Years. 

Blefsed are the dead who die in the Lord. 

Here lyes Inter'd 

The Remains of 
Cap* James Pearson ; 
who departed this Life 

March 24*^ 1789 . 

in the 77*^ Year 

of His Age 

To die to Live how happy such a death 
To die to live in Blifs surpafsing thought 
To live in Blifs to all Eternity. 

Here lies Buried y® Body of 
M*^' Elizabeth Plumer 
the Virtuous & amiable Confort 
of Docf Samuel Plumer 
whio departed this Life 
July y® 14*^ 1760 

Aged 30 Years. 

To the Memory of 
Major James Pearson 
who died October 14**^ 

AD 1793 

^tat. 4 1 . 

Beneath this turf clad Mound, 

a Fathom deep, 
Sunk is the Bark of this once 

Ventrous Seaman, 
While joyous, to the Port of Heaven 

has Sail'd, 
Spirit conveye'd by Cherubic legions 

Here lyes y® Body of 

y® Widow Mary Perkins, 

y® Amiable Confort of Capt. 

Benjamin Perkins ; 

who Departed this life 

March y® 21" 


1759, iny 
^ Year of Her Age. 

Here lies the Body of 


Wife of 


who departed this Life 

the 11*^ Sep* 1 78 1 

Aged 40 Years & 6 M** 


M^® Hannah Plumer 


Samuell Plumer 

DIED Aug"** I** 1752. 

IN THE 21^*^ YEAR 


Here lies the Body of 

M'' Judith Plumer 

wife to M^ 

David Plumer 

who Departed this Life 

March the 10*^ 1762 

Aged 24 Years. 


M^ Mary Plumer 


Samuel Plumer 
DIED oct^ 15*^ 1749. 




Mary Plumer 
dau^ of doct^ 

SaM^ & M" 

Mary Plumer 

DIED FEB^^ 24 















2» I 

7 I 7/18 


I 3 



Here lies buried 
the Body of 
M"^* Lydia Porter 
the Virtuous Wife of 
M' James Porter 
who Departed this Life 
4 N o v'^ 1773. 
Aged 31 Years. 

Here lyes y® Body of 
m"^^ Abigail Prince Wife 
to Cap* John Prince 
Who departed this 
Life, Dec^"^ 4*^ A. D. 1744 
Aged 64 Years & 9 M° 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Cap* John Prince 

who Departed this 

Life the 19*^ of April 

I 7 6 .7 

In the 92^ Year 

of his Age. 




♦Buried in the ground. 

here lies y^ body of 
m" Abigail Ray 
the wife of doct^ 
Caleb Ray who 
DIED sep"^ y® 2^ 

















Ye 3 

I St 





DECEMBER Y« 4*^ 1730 

Obedient Son & Free From Strife 
At GODs Command Resigns his Life 



DEC^ AUGUST le*'^ 
1736 IN Y« 47*^ 

Ye i6th 1711 

1743. IN THE 58*^ 



Here lyes the Body of 
^ lEL Rogers, Son 
NIEL & M'^ 
Eliza * Rogers 
Who died De * 
1768. Aged I Year 
5 Months & 8 Days 

Here lyes the Body of 
M^* Elizabeth Rogers, 
the virtuous & amiable Confort 
of M^ Daniel Rogers, 
Who departed this Life 
March the 14*^ 1769. 
Aged 29 Years. 

In Memory of 

George Rogers Son of 

Daniel Rogers Efq"^ 

who was drowned 

July 4 1792 

Aged 6 Years & 2 mon^ 

In memory of 

Pastor of the J^^ Church in 
Gloucester ; 
who died very suddenly 
Oct. 4, 1782 : 
^t. 63. 
*' The memory of the just is blessed.** 

Here lyes y^ Body of 
M'" Lucy Rogers the 

Virtuous & & Amiable Confort 
of m' Timothy Rogers 
Who Departed this Life 
April 28*^ Anno Domi 1759, ^ y* 


Year of Her Age. 


Memory of 

Nancy Rogers 

Dau' of Mr. John Rogers 

who died March 29 


jEtat s Years. 


In Memory of 

Rachel Rogers Dau*' 

of m'^ Daniel & m'^" 

Rachel Rogers who 

died Aug. 19" 1771. Aged 

7 Months & 5 Days. 

In Memory of 

Rachel Rogers, 

Dau*'' of m' Daniel & 

m'^ Rachel Rogers 

who died Oct. y® ii*'^ 

1773- Aged i Year 

8 Months & 20 Days. 

Beneath this Turf 

lies Buried 

All that was once mortal 

Of the amiable 

Mtfs Susan Rogers 

who died Jan'^y 16 : 


JEtat 21 Years. 

Thus early by her Heavenly Father was 
She recall' d from this World of Woe with 
Him to receive the reward of ye Virtuous. 
A Blefsed Immortality. 

^Friends murmur noty what ever is is right 
Blefsed with her GOD she dwells in endlefs light. 





lyes Buried y® Body of 
Susanna Rogers, 

y Virtuous & Amiable Confort 
of the Rev*^ m"^ John 

Rogers ; Who Departed 

this Life April 20^"^ Anno Dom^^ 1746 
in y® 23* Year of Her Age. 

In Chrift my Life lies hid & when he who is my life Ihall 
appear then Ihall I appear with him in Glory. 

Here lyes y® Body 
of Sufanna Rogers 
Daug*"^ of f Rev* M"^ 
John Rogers & M" 
Sufanna his Wife ; 
Who Died May 5*^ 
1746 Aged 17 Days 



Here lyes Buried 
the Body of Cap* 
Timothy Rogers ; 
Who departed this 
Life June 22^ 1766. 
Aged 45 Years. 

•ffn /lftemoci3 of 

Hannah Rowe, 

Daughter of John 

& Esther Rowe : 

who departed this Life 

Auguft 25*^ A, D. 1794, 

Aged 19 Months & 15 Days. 

Let this be the parental consolation^ 

as her Soul was spotlefs as purity; 

its flight was 


* Saunders 

ife to 
HOMAS Saunders, 
ho Departed this Life 
February Y® 12'^ 1767. 
in the 90*^ Year 
of her Age. 

THE 17*^ 1742, 

Here lyes y® Body 
of Jofeph Sanders 
fon of M' Thomas 
& M" Judeth Sanders 

Died April 
Aged 25 




Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

Cap* Joseph Sanders 

who departed this Life 

December y« 23* 77(5/ 

Aged 25 Years. 

Here lies buried 
M" Judith Saunders 

the Wife to 

Cap* Thomas Saunders 

who departed this Life 

Auguft Y® 30**^ 1770 

in the 60 Year 

of her Age 

Beneath this sod 

Is deposited all that was mortal 

Of Mrs Lucy Saunders 

wife of 

The Hon^^® Thomas Saunders. Efq'^ 

Eldeft Dau*' of Rev^ D'^ Thomas Smith 

of Portland 

She died June 5*^ 


In the 48 year of her age 

1742. IN THE 67*^ 

Here lies buried 

the Body of 


who Departed this Life 

Oct^ 24*^ 1774 

Aged 70 Years. 

♦Broken. "Abigail Saunders" is the name 
on the footstone. 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of the Hon'^^® 

Thomas Saunders Efq'^ 

Who departed this Life 

January the 10*^^ i774 

in the 45*^ Year of his Age 



In Memory of 




who died Dec'^ 18*^ 178 1 

in her 67*^ Year 

of her Age. 


ye 27**^ 1747 


1724 IN Y« 65 


In Memory of 

Nathaniel fon of Cap* 

Nathaniel Sargent & M^ 

Abigail his wife who died 

April 5*** 1786 Aged 5 years 




1724 IN Y® 44 


Y« iST 1746. 




LIFE JULY Y« 16*^ 1746 


allfo Deborah Sawyer Daur of Mr 
James & Mrs Deborah Sawyer Aged 
4Years & 8 mo Died July ye 1 7th 1 846. 

DEC^ APRIL Y« 11**^ 1741 





JULY Y« I 3*^ I 7 3 4 

She was to Us i' th' Days of her sweet Life 
A tender Mother and a golden Wife; 
But now She's gone unto a Place of Rest : 
God's Will in Life or Death is always best. 
Us left in Time for her to mourn and cry 
God grant that wee may all get good thereby 

Here lyes Buried 
The Body of Elder 
James Sayword 
who Died February 
the 13*^ 1736/7 
In the 68**» Year 
of His Age. 

Here lies the Body of 
M"^ Daniei, Smith 
who departed this Life 







years 9 





In Memory of 

that Wvorihv good man 


who deceased Jan^ 9*** 

1789. in the 67*^ Year 

of his age. 

The fvveet Remembrance of the Juf t 
Shall flourifh when they f leep in duf t 



DEC» OCT» Y® 3^^ 

Here lyes y® Body of 
m" Mary Smith y® Amiable 
Confort of M^ Alexander 
Smith ; Who Departed this 
life Sepr 12**^ 1759, ill t 
24**^ Year of Her Age. 

In Memory of 


Daur of SARGENT 


died 23d Sept 

Aged 5 Weeks 

Here lay f weet babes & 
Then rife unchang'd & 

In Memory of 




died nth June 1782. 

Aged 1 2 Months 

& 21 Days. 

wait the almighty's will 
be young Angels still. 

In memory of 

Mifs Sally Smith 

the very amiable virtuous 

and only Dau*'^ 

of Cap* John Smith J"^ 

who departed this Life 

Feb''y 20 1795 

MXzX 19. 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 


late of Falmouth 

who Died at Gloucester 

on the 10*^ Day of Feb'^ 


^tatis 40. 

Man at his beft eftate is altogether Vanity, 
Abi vive Deo. 


DEC» JULY Y« 20 

I 7 3 I 

M" ElIZ*>^ 


In Memory of 

m'^ Polly Somes, Confort 

of m'^ John Somes ; 

who departed this Life 

Sep^ the i8*»^ 1778. 

Aged 25 Years. 

In memory of 

Cap* Samuel Somes 

who departed this Life 

March 27 1797 

Aged 41 Years. 

In Memory of 


Wife of 


who died Feb'^y jq*^ 


Aged 55 Years. 

Here lyes y® Body of 
M" Elizabe**^ Stacey 
Wife to M' John 
Stacey Who Died 
Octob' 25*^ 1733 
Aged 61 Years 

Here lies the Body of 

m'^^ Elizabeth Stacy ; 

Wife of Deacon 

Nymphas Stacy 

Who departed this Life 

Sep^ the 9*^ 1768 

Aged 39 Years. 

Here lyes y® Body of 
M^^' Hannah Stacy 
Wife to Dea*'^" Nymphas 
Stacy, Who Died 
May y® i" 1761 in y® 
59**^ Year of Her Age. 




In Memory of 
Mrs. Hannah Stagey 
Relict of 
Mr. John Stacey, 
who died July 8*^ 1771 
^t. 39. 
declined beneath this humble Turf 
Sacred the dear Remains we trust 
Till the great Refurrection trump 
Reanimate and raise the just. 

Here lyes Buried 
y« Body of M'^ 
John Sta ge y; 
Who Died Feb^'y 
22^ 1732, in y® 67*^ 
Year of His Age. 

In Memory of 

Betsey Stevens 

Dau^ ofW Zaghariah 

& M'^^ Betsy Stevens 

who died June 12, 1795 

Aged I Year & 9 M** 

Here lies buried 

the Body of 


Wife of 


Died Aug«* 18**^ 1778 

in the 65*^ Year 

of her Age. 

Here lies Buried the Body 
of m'^ John Stacy 
who Departed this Life 

July 13 

6 Months 






Universally respected while Living 
And his Death as much Lamented. 

Here lies y® Body of 

John Stacy 

son of M' John & 

M^^ Hannah Stacy 

Died Dec'' J7«* 1768 

Aged 1 1 Years & 4 M^ 


Lies the Mortal Remains 

of M^^s ELIZABETH STEVENS, who was 

firff married to Coll JOHN GORHAM 1732 

and after his deceafe 1751, was married 
to Coll JOHN STEVENS 1755 and died 
on the 25th Day of Decemt)er 1786, 
in the 73 Year of her Age. 
She Supported this Life the Chriftian Character, 
and moved in the Various Circles 
of Domeftic Life with Honour & Dignity. 
The Affectionate Wife 
The Tender Mother 
The Exemplary Widow 
And the Pious Friend. 
Write, Blefsed are the dead who die in the Lord . 

In Memory of 
Mary Stacy Dau*' 
of M'^ Nymphas & 
M" Hannah Stacy 
Who Died Feb"- 21" 
1760 Aged 19 Years. 

In Memory of 

Deac^ Nymphas Stacy. 

who died Nov'' 14*^ 

Aged 75 Years. 


& 21 DAYES DEC» 




Here lyes y® Body of 
Philemon Stacy Son 
of M*^ Nymphas & 
M'^ Hannah Stacy 
Who Died Octo^'^ 4*^ 
1742 Aged lo Years 

Lies the Mortal Remains 
who died April 13th 1779, 
Aged 72 Years, 
In whofe Character was united 
The Firm Patriot 
The Ufeful Citizen 
The Exemplary Chriftian 
The Affectionate Hufband 
The Tender Parent. Social Friend 
And Honeft Man. 

In memory of 

Mrs. Mary Stevens 

who died March 27*^ 

♦Buried in the ground. 



Here lies Buried 
the Body of M" 
Rachel Stevens 
the wife of M"^ 
John Stevens 
Died July the 22*^ 
1753. in the 42** 
Year of her Age. 

Here lies the Remains of 

M"^ Samuel Stevens 

who Departed this Life 

November the 16*^ 1756 

In the 92^ Year 

of his Age. 

In Memory of 

John Tucker firfi son of 

cap* loHN & Mrs Elizabeth Tucker 

he died Ocr i«* 

^tat 3 Years. 

alfo of lohn their second son 

who on the 29*^ oi Sep^ 1796 

In Latitude 35 & Longitude d^ 

made his watery grave. 

In the 16 year of his age 

On his homeward pafsage 

from the west Indies. 

May they now toil ^^ danger* d^er 
Caft anchor on the Heavenly shore 

Here lies Interr'd the Remains of 

M' William Stevens Jun' 

the amiable Son of William 

Stevens Esq"^ & Elizabeth his wife 

who departed this Life Septem"^ 271*^ 

1763, In the 26*^ Year of his Age. 

Univerfally refpected while Living and 
his Death as much Lamented. 

Here lie the Remains of 
M^^ Jeremiah Vass ; 

Who departed this life 
Octob'' the ii*° 1770 in Y® 

61" Year of His Age. 

Here lyes Buried 

the Remains of 

William Stevens Efq' 

Who departed this Life 

May 10*** 1767, in y® 

55**» Yearof His Age. 

Here lies Buried 

the Body of 

m" Abigail Tarbox 

Widdow of 
M' Joseph Tarbox 
who Departed this Life 

Aug"* jst lyyi^ 

Aged 68 Years. 


William Tucker 

DEC» SEpT Y« 3O 


IN ye 3 3D YEAR 

Sacred to the Memory 

of Bofton Merch* youngeft son of 


on a Vifit here for the Recovery of his 

Health he departed this Life May 27 ; 

1781 ^«3i. 

He was a Gentleman of moft engaging 

Manners of strict integrity & undifcembled 

Virtue. A tender Hulband, an affectionate 

Parent & sincere Friend. He lived much 

beloved & died greatly lamented. 

In the midft of life we are in Death 

Boaft not thyfelf of tomorrow for thou 

knowef t not what a Day may bring forth. 

BORN AUGT 3D 1735. 
DIED SEPtr ye 4th 



DEC^ ocr» Y« 

I 7 3 





To the Memory 


the virtuous & amiable Coniort 


who departed this Life 

December ii**^ 1784. 

Aged 77 Years. 


DEC^MAY THE 6*^ 1741 

Betcy West 
dieJ July 30*^ 

Aged 2 Months 

Within this s^ave here lies a babe 
The object of is parents love 
When struck by cruel death it made 
Their souls the senfe of sorrow prove 

Here lyes buried the 

Body of m'^^ Abigail 

White the late pious 

confort of the Rev^ m"" 

John White who died 

Y« 10*^ of Dec' 1748. 

in the 71^''' Year of 

Her Age. 

Here lies buried the Body 

of M'^ 

Philemon Warner Jun' 

who departed this Life 

June Y«4*^ 1766 

in the 39**^ Year 

of his Age. 

Here reft in hope of a glorious Refurrection, 

the Remains of Elder PHILEMON WARNER, 

who for many Years difcharged with Fidelity 

to the Public & Reputation to himfelf , Several 

important Offices, both in Church & State. 

Induftry & Fidelity in his Calling, Honefty 

& Integrity in his Dealings, Sincerity in his 

Profefsion, & Humility in his Deportment, were 

the Ornaments of his Life; & the Doctrines 

of^the Gofpel which he firmly believed, & on 

which alone his Hope was founded were his 

Support in Death. He was born Jany 7th 1698. 

& died April 14th 1778. ^s 81. 

In faith he lived, in Duft he lies; 
But faith forefees that Duft fhall rife, 
When Jefus with almighty Word 
Calls his Dead Saints to meet their Lord 

Here lies the Remains of the 

zealous, faithful and excellent DIVINE 

the Rev. Mr. JOHN WHITE, who died 

* Jan. 16, 1760, in the 83^^ year of 

his Age & 58*^ of his Ministry. 

To Zhn Xpietoe To Oxnein Kepaoe* 

Here lyes 

Y« Body 

Who departed 
at Sea in his 


of Cap* 

Warner ; 

this Life 

return from 

Cape Breton Nov*''^ 5**^ Anno 
Doni'^^ 1745 Aged 45 Years. 

In Memory of 

George Whittemore 

• Son of m' Samuel 

and m'^^ Margaret 

Whittemore ; who died 

March 17*^ 1771- Aged 

24 Years & 4 Months. 

Here lies the Body of 
m" Margaret Whittemore 
the Virtuous & amiable Confort 


this Life 

1773, in y® 

Her Age. 

of m'^ Samuel 
Who departed 
Feb^'y the 25, 



Year of 

The memory of the Juft is Blefsed. 

In Memory of 

Samuel Whittemore 

an Infant, Son of 

M'^ Samuel & m^^ 

Margaret Whittemore 

who ^xt^June 18*^ 1758. 

* *• The to live Christ, the to die gain." — Phil. 
1 : 21. 



Sarah Winflow 

Daugh*"^ of 

Jofeph & Sarah 

Winflow, Dec** 

jly 9*^ 1723, Aged 

about I Year. 

Here Lyes Buried the 
Body of M'^* 

Abigail Witham 

The Wife of m^ THOMAS 
WITHAM Dyed February 

the 25**^ 1744/5- 
In y® 73^ Year of her Age. 

In Memory o 

M"^ Moses Witham 

who died april 18 


Aged 20 Years 

& 7 M«« 

Here Lyes Buried 
The BODY of M« 
Aged 69 Years 10 M« 
Dec^ Aug* Y« 18* 
17 3 6. 

In Memory of 

Cap* Zebulon Witham 

who died June 22 

Aged 86 Years 

& 5 months. 

Here lies buried the Body of 
M" Elizabeth Woodward 
the Pious & Virtuous Confort of 
Deacon Ezekiel Wood-ward 
who departed this Life 
Octo. the 1 8* 1766 

Aged 64 Years. 












who departed this Life 
Jan^y y« 16*^ 1743/4 

Here lies buried the Body 

of M"^ 

Ezekiel Woodward Jun' 

who departed this Life 

Sep* the 2^ iy66 

Aged 35 Years. 

Here lies Buried 
the Body of Deacon 
Ezekiel Woodward ; 
Who departed this Life 
September y ® 4*^ 1 7 7 1 , 




In Memory of 
M'^ JOHN WOODWARD ; the amiable 
& virtuous Son of 
& M" AB * 




1718 & IN Y« 

yeare of 


2 1718 IN Y« 



MARCH Y« 17 
& IN Y« 

*^ 1717-18 
73 YEAR 



Mehitable Berry published to Thomas 
Touthwell March 25, 1792. 

Sarah Berry (born in Middleton) pub- 
lished to Moses Preston Nov. 4, 1785. 
— Danve7's town records. 





In 1646, the general court passed an 
act to encourage attempts to win the 
Indians within the territory of the colony 
to Christianity. Rev. John Eliot, then 
pastor of the church in Roxbury, entered 
heartily into the matter, and became im- 
mediately a missionary to the aborigines. 
He was then forty-one years of age. 

He preached to the Indians first at 
Nonantum, a part of Newton, but he 
soon found the place too near the white 
men, some of whom exerted a pernicious 
influence upon them. 

In 1650, with the sanction of the gen- 
eral court, Mr. Eliot secured a grant of 
six thousand acres of land from the town 
of Dedham to the praying Indians, as 
they were called, and the next year the 
grantees removed to the new location, 
which subsequently became the town of 
Natick, the place occupied by the 
Indians being what is now South Natick. 
One public building was constructed for 
a schoolhouse, meeting-house, etc., and 
an apartment for Mr. Eliot. 

He learned the language of the natives, 
and translated the entire Bible into their 
tongue. The New Testament was pub- 
lished in 1 66 1, and the Old Testament 
subsequently. He has ever since been 
known as " The Apostle to the Indians." 
He died in 1690, at the age of eighty- 

'' Since the death of Paul," said Ed- 
ward Everett, " a nobler, truer, and 
warmer spirit than John Eliot never 
lived. And taking the state of the coun- 
try, the narrowness of the means, the 
rudeness of the age, into consideration, 
the history of the Christian church does 
not contain an example of resolute, un- 
tiring, successful labor, superior to that of 
translating the entire scriptures into the 
language of the native tribes of Massa- 

The severe treatment of the Indians by 
the colonial authorities, especially during 
King Philip's war, caused them to distrust 
the white men, though their faith in Eliot 
never waned. 

The successor of Mr. Eliot as pastor 
was one of themselves, Daniel Tahawam- 
pait; but a white man's leadership and 
example were lacking, and the church 
grew smaller and smaller until its organi- 
zation failed. 

The Board of Commissioners for Prop- 
agating the Gospel in New England was 
anxious to revive the work that under the 
ministrations of Eliot had been productive 
of so much good. But it was difficult to 
secure a person fit to undertake the task. 
Eleven candidates had declined the mis- 
sion. The reason was that the French 
were stirring up the Indians to commence 
hostilities against the English, and a war 
was imminent. The twelfth man, Oliver 
Peabody, of Boxford, accepted. 

He was son of William and Hannah 
(Hale) Peabody, and was born in Box- 
ford May 7, 1698. The house in which 
he was born stood a few yards from the 
present residence of Rev. Albert B. Pea- 
body in the eastern part of the town. 
His father died when Oliver was less than 
two years old, he being the youngest of 
eight children. His mother reared him 
righteously, and he grew up pure minded 
and zealous to be a man of worth and to 
accomplish something. But his know- 
ledge of the world was meagre ; and in 
the forest around his early home, with the 
companionship of a true and devoted 
mother and excellent elder brothers and 
sisters, he grew into a thoughtful, earnest 
young man. What suggestions of strength 
and opportunity are found, what longings 
are discovered and developed among the 
hills, streams and forests ! 

Oliver's uncle, John Peabody, was the 
first schoolmaster of the town, and the 
succeeding masters lived in the neighbor- 
hood. From his mother and these teach- 
ers he must have received the instruction 
sufficient to enable him to enter Harvard 
college, from which he graduated in 
1 7 2 1 , six years having elapsed apparent- 
ly between his matriculation and gradu- 
ation. He was the first college graduate 
of the Peabody family and the town of 



He accepted the invitation of the 
Board of Commissioners for Propagating 
the Gospel in New England to become a 
missionary among the aborigines, not 
knowing to how dangerous a place nor 
how far he would be sent. His field was 
the wilderness. He was ordained a mis- 
sionary to the Indians, and was immedi- 
ately sent to Natick to revive the work of 
Eliot that had so deteriorated since his 
death. He preached at Natick for the 
first time Aug. 6, 1721, when there were 
but two white families in the town. 

After preaching there for eight years, 
in 1729, a church was gathered, consist- 
ing of three Indians and five whites, and 
he was formally ordained its pastor. 
Twenty- two persons were added to the 
church the first year. 

He not only preached the gospel, but 
led the Indians to abandon savage modes 
of living, to make improvements in hus- 
bandry, to turn from drunkenness to so- 
briety, to cultivate good manners, and to 
read and write as well as to speak and 
understand the English language. He 
lived to see many of the aboriginal fam- 
ilies enjoying comfortable homes, culti- 
vated fields and flourishing orchards. He 
ever sought their best good. 

Though naturally of a slender and del- 
icate constitution, he went on a mission 
to the Mohegan tribe of Indians, but the 
fatigues he endured so impaired his health 
that it was never fully restored. He lived 
several years after, but at length fell into 
a decline. 

During his ministry one hundred and 
ninety-one Indians and four hundred and 
twenty- two English were baptized. Thir- 
ty-five Indians and one hundred and 
thirty whites were admitted to his 

In his last sickness the Indians ex- 
pressed great anxiety for his health and 
happiness, and tendered him every ser- 
vice within their power. After his death 
sweetest memories of him remained in 
their minds, and they mourned for him as 
for a father. He fell asleep in the faith 
of Christ, on Sunday, Feb. 2, 1752, at 

the age of fifty-three, immediately after 
repeating the words, "I have fought a 
good fight, I have finished my course, I 
have kept the faith ; henceforth there is 
laid up for me a crown of righteousness, 
which the Lord, the righteous judge, will 
give me in that day."* 

A monument, erected to the memory 
of Mr. Peabody at South Natick, bears a 
Latin inscription, an English translation 
of which is as follows : — 

** Here are deposited the remains of the rever- 
end Oliver Peabody, a man venerable for the 
faculties of his mind and for all needful learning. 
He delighted much in theological investigations. 
He discharged the pastoral office with great re- 
nown for thirty years ; — ministering to the people 
of Natick, especially to the aborigines, in the 
cause of sacred learning. He was a model in 
social life. In benevolence and universality, he 
was pre-eminent. In the firm expectation of a 
future retribution, he was called from his minis- 
try on the 2d of February, A. D. 1752, aged 54 
years. " 

Two printed sermons of Mr. Peabody 
are extant, one being " An Artillery 
Election Sermon," and the other entitled, 
"The Foundations, Effects, and distin- 
guishing Properties of a good and bad 
hope of Salvation, with Motives to excite 
all to labor and pray, that they may ob- 
tain a well-grounded hope, and some 
directions how to obtain it. Considered 
in a sermon, the substance of which was 
delivered at the evening lecture at the 
new North Church in Boston on Tues- 
day June 8, 1742." 

Mr. Peabody married Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Rev. Joseph Baxter of Medfield, a 
lady distinguished for her piety and good 
sense. She married, after Mr. Peabody's 
death, Dea. John Eliot of Boston Nov. 2, 
1769. The children of Mr. and Mrs. 
Peabody were as follows : i. Catharine, 
born Feb. 27, 1723-4; died, unmarried, 
in Boxford Sept. 17, 1802 ; 2. Oliver, 
born Jan. 15, 1725-6 ; graduated at Har- 
vard college in 1745 ; ordained pastor 
of the First church in Roxbury Nov. 7, 
1750; and died, unmarried, May 29, 
1752, at the age of twenty-six; 3. Wil- 
liam, born Feb. 20, 1727-8 ; died, unmar- 

*II Timothy iv: 7, 8. 



ried, Jan. 13, 1767 ; 4. Rebecca, born 
June 13, 1730; married Dr. William 
Deming of Needham Dec. 20, i759^ 
and died Jan. 18, 1822, at the age of 
ninety one ; 5. Mercy, born July 24, 
1732 ; died, unmarried, Nov. 20, 1804 ; 
6. Joseph, born Sept. 19, i734; died, 
unmarried, at Newbury, N. C. ; 7. Han- 
nah, born March 12, 1736 ; married Rev. 
Elizur Holyoke of Boxford Nov. 13, 
1760 ; and died Dec. 20, 1808, at the 
age of seventy- two ; 8. Susanna, born 
Sept. 6, 1739 ; died March 20, 1740 ; 9. 
Susanna, born March lO, 1740; died 
March 28, 1741 ; 10. Elizabeth, born 
April 6, 1742 ; died April 24, 1742 ; 11. 
Thomas, born Dec. 27, 17435 di^^ J^°- 
15, 1744; 12. Sarah, born Sept. 23, 
1745; married, first, Joseph Eliot of 
Boston ; and, second, William Brown of 
Boston ; and died April 5, 1808. 

Several of the children lived in Boxford 
with their sister, Mrs. Holyoke, at the 
ancient Holyoke house, which was built 
in 1759 by Mr. Holyoke's father, a 
wealthy merchant of Boston, brother of 
Edward Holyoke, president of Harvard 
college. Here Rev. Mr. Holyoke passed 
his happy pastorate of nearly half a cen- 
tury. This is one of the oldest and largest 
and the most interesting of the houses of 
Boxford. When Mr. French bought the 
estate, nearly forty years ago, the house 
was greatly out of repair, and Mrs. M. 
L. Emerson wrote of it shortly after that 
time, as follows : — 

' Neath sheltering elms the ancient dwelling 

Where several highways socially clasp hands; 
Its general air speaks of the *auld lang syne,' 
And years have left their marks in many a line. 

The moss-grown shingles, broken and decayed ; 
The loosened clapboards, where the winds have 

played ; 
The shattered window-panes, the door-stone low, — 
All tell the story of the long ago. 

Within, what tales those mouldering walls could 

If they could break their silence' mighty spell, — 
Of childhood, age, of happiness and tears, 
Of life and death through all these hundred years ! 

Old sunken floors, by many footsteps worn ; 
Paper once gay, but mildewed now and torn; 
The embellished doorways, and the panelled hall, 
The generations of the past recall. 

Two antique portraits, older than we know, — 
Perchance were old a century ago, — 
Hang in the upper hall ; faint shadows they 
Of faces long since passed from earth away. 

One of the ancient portraits men- 
tioned in the above lines is that of an oil 
painting of Rev. Oliver Peabody, having 
been painted about 1730. The picture 
is about a yard square. It descended with 
the title of the house from Mrs. Holyoke to 
her daughter Hannah, who lived here and 
died, unmarried,in 1865. The portrait con- 
tinued to hang in the upper hall, and when 
the estate passed to Mr. French the paint- 
ing was permitted to remain. There it 
hangs today as it has hung for nearly a 
century and a half. 

The painting is valuable aside from be- 
ing the portrait of Rev. Oliver Peabody. 
It is the picture of the earliest Peabody 
-and the earliest Boxford person that 
exists to-day ; and reveals in a pleasing 
manner the character, culture and at- 
tractiveness of the man. It also shows 
the style of dress of that period better 
and more completely than any old paint- 
ing known to the writer. 

The frontispiece of this number of the 
Antiquarian is from a photograph of the 

— - • — 


Joseph Berry married Hannah Millet 
July—, 1791 (published July 9, 1791)- 
— Gloucester town records. 

Onan Berry, mariner, lived in Glouces- 
ter, 1 786-1 797, and in Newburyport, 
1 798-1 799; married Lydia Stanwood 
Jan. 29, 1786, in Gloucester; and she 
was his wife in 1799. Children: Lydia 
born in Gloucester Sept. 6, 1789; Sally 
Crowell, born in Gloucester Aug. 19, 
1791 ; Onan, born in Gloucester Aug. 3, 
1793 ; Jennett, born in Newburyport Oct. 
^^ 1799. — Registry of deeds, Gloucester 
town records and Newburyport town 




Thomas Blanchard*, the ancestor of 
the principal Blanchard family in New 
England, probably came from Andover, 
England. He sailed in the ship Jonathan 
of London, from London to Boston, in 
1639, with his children, his wife, and her 
mother and the latter's niece. His chil- 
dren and his wife and her mother were 
sick on the voyage, and his wife died on 
the ship. Her mother lived until the 
ship came to anchor in Boston harbor, 
when she died. The following deposi- 
tion Is very interesting in this con- 
nection : — 

The teftimonie of vs Inhabitants now of New- 
burie whofe names are here vnder written, who 
about thirteen yeares palt came ouer in a f hip called 
the Jonathan of london with Thomas Blanchard 
now of Charleftowne, at what time his wife dyed 
in the f hip hee was conceiued to be very poore and 
in greate neceffity by reafon of his wiues and his 
childrens fickneffe, that the paffengers made a 
gathering for him in the f hippe to helpe to put his 
child to nurfe his wiues mother alfo being ficke all 
the while wee were at fea and wee knew no other 
man that looked to her but Thomas Blanchard, 
but there was a maide which was her neece tend- 
ed her 

ffurther I Anthony Somerby teftifyes that about 
the time the f hip came to Anchor in Bofton Har- 
bor the woman his mother in law dyed, And 
Thomas Blanchard procured to cary her to fhore 
to be buryed, I know no other man that was 
about it but hee 

ffurther Nicholas llnoyesll teftifyes that old 
Goody Bent came vp from Andeuor to London in 
a waggon with the carryers, And Thomas Blanch- 
ard tooke care of her and her goods ffrom Ande- 
uor to the fhip and fhe was with Thomas Blanch- 
ards family about a month at London, and that 
there was a gathering among chriftians in eng- 
land to help him ouer. 

nicholas noyes 
/ Anthony Somerby 

taken vpon Oath in the court held at Ipfwich 
the 28th of (7) 1652.* 

Mr. Blanchard lived first in Charles- 
town, then, from 1646 to 1650, in Brain- 
tree, and subsequently in Maiden. He 

married, first, ; and, second, 

widow Agnes (Bent) Barnes. She died 
on the voyage to America in 1639. He 

married, third, Mary ; and died May 

21,1654. His wife Mary survived him, and 

♦Essex County Court Files, book 2, leaf 32. 

was living on Noddle's Island in 1663. 
She died, his widow, before 3 (4) 1676, 
when her will was proved. 

Children :— * 

2 I. George^, born in 1622; lived in Med- 

ford; m., first, Hills; and, sec- 
ond, Mary ; he d. March 18, 

1699-1700, having had a large fam- 

3_ii. Thomas'-', b. in 1625; m. Ann[Rolfe?]; 

he d. 12 mo: 1650; and she m., sec- 
ondly, Richard Gardner of Wobum 
Oct. 18, 165 1. 

4 — III. Samuel'^, b. Aug. 6, i629.t See be- 
low (^). 

5 — IV. Nathaniel^, b. in 1636; lived in 
Weymouth; m. Susanna Bates 16: 
10: 1658; he d. in 167-; and she 
m., secondly, Thomas Bass in 1680. 

6 — V. Joseph'', t b. 1639; probably d. on 

the voyage to America. 

Samuel Blanchard^, born in England 
Aug. 6, 1629. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Charlestown until about 1683, 
when he removed to Andover, where he 
afterward lived. He owned land in An- 
dover as early as 1662. He was a con- 
stable in Charlestown in 1657, and a 
selectman in Andover. He married, first, 
Mary Sweetser 3 (n), 1654-5, who was 
born about 1637 ; and she was living in 
1665. He married, second, HanHah 
Doggett June 23, 1673 ; and died in An- 
dover April 22, 1707, at the age of seven- 
ty-seven. His wife Hannah survived him, 
and died July 10, 1725, at the age of 
seventy-nine. In his will he mentions 
"my daughter Dorithy Storer which is 
my grandchild," 

Children : — 
7 — I. Samuel^, d. of small pox in 1677-8. 
8 — n. Joshua^, b. about 1661; eldest son in 
1 704 ; housewright ; lived in Charles- 
town; m. first, Elizabeth , 

who d. July 15, 1688; and, second, 

Mehitable , who d. in Maiden 

Jan. 10, 1742, aged seventy-six; 
and he d. July 15, 17 16, aged fifty - 

*Dea. John Blanchard of Dunstable is stated to 
be a son of Thomas Blanchard in the History of 

tMiss Charlotte H. Abbott gives the date of 
Samuel's birth and the name of Joseph. 



9 — III. Jonathan^, b. about 1664. See be- 
loiv (9). 

10 — IV. 8(dau.), m. Stratton be- 
fore 1704. 

II — V. Thomas-', b. April 28, 1674. See be- 
low {/^). 

12 — VI. JoHN^, b. July 3, 1677; lived in Bil- 
lerica; m. Mary Crosby Aug. 7, 
I70i;shed. May 7, 1748; he d. 
April 10, 1750; and they had 
twelve children. 

13 — VII. Samuel^, b. June 4, 1680. See be- 
low (ij)- 

14 — VIII. Hannah^, bapt. 2:8 mo: 1681, in 
Charlestown; m. Stephen Osgood 
May 24, 1699. 

Jonathan Blanchard3, bom in Charles- 
town about 1664. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in Andover. He married Anne 
Lovejoy of Andover May 26, 1685 ; 
and she died Feb. 29, 1 723-4, in her 
sixty-fifth year. He married, second, 
Hannah, widow of Timothy Wyman of 
Woburn Feb. i, 1725 ; and died Oct. 19, 
1 742, aged seventy-eight. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
15 — I. Jonathan'*, b. Feb. 28, 1685-6; yeo- 

man, bricklayer and housewright ; 
lived in Andover, except in 1 732, 
when he is called of Woburn ; m. 
Sarah Paine Nov. 1 1 , 1 708 ; he d. 
Feb. 21, 1748-9; his wife Sarah 
survived him, and probably m., 
secondly, Capt. William Lovejoy 
Nov. 28, 1749. She d. Oct. 9, 
1772, aged eighty- four. Mr. 
Blanchard probably had no children. 
16 — II. David*, b. June 8, 1687; weaver; 
lived in Andover; m. Rebecca Frost 
Aug. 10, 1725; he d. in Andover 
Oct. 13, 1732, aged forty-five; his 
estate was appraised at ^^705, 8^., 
Sd. ; his wife Rebecca survived him, 
and m., secondly, Isaac Gray of 
Tewksbur)' Nov. 20, 1733. Mr. 
Blanchard had no children. 
17 — III. Jacob'', b. Feb. 19, 1689; mason; 

lived in Boston; m. Abigail ; 

and d. in or before 1732, leaving a 
18 — IV. Anne'*, b. April 6, 1691; m. Timothy 
Mooar May 12, 1712; and d. Dec. 
25, 1729. 
19 — V. Benjamin"*, b. Feb. 14, 1693. See 

below (/9). 
20 — VI. MarV*, b. Dec. 2, 1696; probably m. 
Thomas Phelps July 4, 1722; and 
d. before 1732. 

21— VII. Stephen*, b. Jan. 8, 1730-2. See 
below (^/). 


Thomas Blanchard3, born in Charles- 
lestown, April 28, 1674. He was a yeo- 
man and cordwainer, and lived in Ando- 
dover. He married, first. Rose Holmes 
of Marshfield March 22, 1698-9; and 
she died in Andover Aug. 26, 17 14, aged 
forty. He married, second, widow Han- 
nah Gowing of Lynn Sept. 21, 1715 ; and 
she died July 10, 1725, aged seventy- 
nine. He married, third, Judith, widow 
of Zachary Hills, of Maiden Feb. 21, 
1725-6 ; and died March 17, 1759, aged 
eighty-four. His wife Judith survived 
him, and died Dec. i, 1767, at the age of 
ninety. The estate of Mr. Blanchard was 
valued at ;^299, 15J"., 2d. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
22—1. Thomas*, b. Jan. 15, 1700. See be- 

low {22). 
23 — II. Joseph", b. Feb. 19, 1 701. See below 

24— III. Isaac*, b. Sept. 20, 1702; d. Jan. 25, 
1722, aged nineteen. 

25 — IV. JosiAH^ b. Aug. 16, 1704. See be- 
low (^5). 

26 — V. Elizabeths b. March 25, 1705-6; 
m. William Chandler Nov. 22, 
1725; she d. July 15, 1735; and he 
d. April 15, 1 741. 

27— VI. Hannah\ b. May 6, 1708; living in 
1756, perhaps a nurse in Boston. 

28— vii. RoseS b. Jan. 12, 1709-10; d. Nov. 
22, 1724. 

29_viii. Deborah'*, b. April 18, 1712 ; m. 
Joseph Abbott Aug 12. 1731; she 
d. July 21, 1773; and he d. in Wil- 
ton, N. H., Aug. 23, 1787. 

30— IX. LydiaS b. Aug. 22, 1 714; probably 
m. Jonathan Holt Feb. 10, 1735. 

31— X. MehitableS b. Oct. 3, 1716; living 
in 1756. 

32— XI. Nathaniels b. Feb. 2, 171 8-9; liv- 
ing in 1756, when he was the 
youngest son. 

33— XII. Isaac*, b. Oct. 9, 1723; probably d. 
before 1756. 

Samuel Blanchard3, born in Charles- 
town June 4, 1680. He was a husband- 
man, and lived in Andover. He married 
Sarah Johnson March 31, 1709 ; and died 
in Andover June 17, i754, aged seventy- 



three. She survived him, and died, his 

willow, in Andover Aug. lo, 1769, aged 


Children, born in Andover: — 

34—1. Sarah\ b. May 9, 1712; m. Josiah 

Blanchard (25) Dec. 23, 1730. 

35—11. Phebe*, b. May 29, 1715; m. James 
Brown of No. 2, N. H., yeoman, 
Dec. 5, 1734 ; and they were living 
at No. 2 in 1754. 

36 — III. Samuel*, b. Jan. 14, 1 716-7. See 
beluw {36). 

37— IV. Hannah*, b. Oct. 7, 1719; unmar- 
ried in 1754; probably m. Isaac Fox 
Oct. I, 1755. 

Benjamin Blanchard4, born in Ando- 
ver Feb. 14, 1693. He was a husband- 
man, and Hved in Andover until about 
1743, when he removed to Dunstable. 
He married Mary Abbott Dec. 29, 1718 ; 
and she was his wife in 1743. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
38 — I. Mary^ b. Dec. — , 17 19; probably 

m. Edward Taylor Jan. ii, 1743. 
39 — II. Benjamin*, b. March 13, 1 720-1. 

40 — III. * (dau.), b. Nov. 22, 1722. 

41 — IV. Jacob", b. May 11, 1723-4. 

42— V. Joshua*, b. May 28, 1726. 

43 — VI. JoNATHAN^ b. Feb. 7, 1727-8; d. 

Oct. 16, 1739. 
44 — VII. Dorcas*, b. March 28, 1729-30; d. 

Oct. 13, 1739. 
45— vni. David*, b. Feb. 14, 1731-2; d. Oct. 

I9» 1739. 
46 — IX. Elizabeth*, b. May 17, 1733-4. 
47— X. Abiel* (son), b. Sept. 25, 1737; d. 

Oct. 15, 1739. 
48— XI. David*, b. Feb. 19, 1739-40 ; d. 

April 10, 1740. 
49— XII. Abiel* (son), b. Oct. 20, 1741; d. 

Jan. 28, 1743. 


Stephen Blanchard4, born at Ando- 
ver Jan. 8, 1702-3. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in the West parish of Andover. 
He married Deborah Phelps Aug. 10, 
1724 ; and died in Andover Jan. 2, 1769, 
aged sixty-six. The inventory of his es- 
tate amounted to ^486, i6j., ii^., 2/. 
She survived him, and died, his widow, in 
1777, her will, dated Dec. 20, 1775, be- 
ing proved May 6, 1777. 

Children, born in Andover : — 

50 — I. Deborah*, b. March 26, 1724-5; m. 

Zebediah Chandler, jr., of Andover 
June 19, 1750; he d. July 30, 
1775; and she d. May — , 1799, 
aged seventy-four. 

51— II. Stephen*, b. Aug. 9, 1726. See be- 
low (5/). 

52— HI. Mary*, b. June 4, 1728; m. Jacob 
Barker Nov. 16, 1749; and d. be- 
fore 1766. 

S3— IV. Nathan^ b. March 30, 1729-30. 
See below (jj) . 

54— V. Dinah*, b. Dec. 28, 1731; m. Joseph 
Blanchard (70) Sept. — , 1753. 

55— VI. James*, b. Dec. 5, 1733. -^^^ ^^^^^ 

56— VH. Annis*, b. June 26, 1736 ; d. Oct. 15, 


57— vni. Jonathan*, b. March 8, 1737-8; liv- 
ing in 1775. 

58— IX. David*, b. April 10, 1740. See below 


59— X. Jacob", b. March 28, 1743; d. Nov. 

27, 1752. 


Thomas Blanchard4, born in Andover 
Jan. 15, 1700. He was a husbandman 
and cordwainer, and lived in Andover. 
He married Elizabeth Johnson Oct. 7, 
1731; and died in Andover Nov. 25, 
1779, aged seventy-nine. His wife Eliz- 
abeth survived him, and died in Andover 
April 22, 1783, at the age of seventy- 

Children, born in Andover : — 
6a— I. Elizabeth*, b. July 20, 1733; ^' 
Oct, 8, 1733. 
Thomas", b. Jan. 20, 1734-5; lived 
in Andover; m. Priscilla Russ 
Nov. 17, 1757; and d. at Lake 
George Oct. 9, 1758, at the age of 
twenty-three, childless; she m., sec- 
ondly, Ebenezer Kand Jan. 10, 
Timothy*, b. Sept. 26, 1737. 
Aaron*, b. July 27, 1740. See below 

Susanna*, b. March 19, 1742. 
Isaac*, b. Feb. 18, 1744-5; d- Dec. 

8, 1749. 
Lydia*, b. Jan. 30, 1747-8; d. Nov. 

28, 1749. 


Joseph Blanchard4, born in Andover 
Feb. 19, 1 70 1. He was a yeoman, house- 
carpenter and wheelwright, and lived in 
Andover until about 1759, when he re- 
moved to Tewksbury, where he was liv- 

61 — II. 

61 — III. 

63— IV. 

64 — V. 
65— VI. 

66 — VII. 



ing in 1 77 1. In 1772, he lived in Wil- 
mington, being then a yeoman. He mar- 
ried, first, Sarah Abbott April 4, 1722; 
and she died in Andover Nov. 11, 1757, 
at the age of fifty-five. He married, sec- 
ond, widow Mary Frost of Tewksbury 
(published May — , 1758). 

Children, born in Andover : — 
67—1. Sarah^ b. July 25, 1723; d. April 

15, 1729. 
68 — II. Elizabeth% b. July 17, 1726; d. 

March 29, 1728. 
69 — III. Hannah", b. Oct. 8, 1728; m. 
Stephen Blanchard (51) May 19, 
70 — IV. Joseph*, b. Feb. 9, 1 730-1. See be- 
low (70). 
71 — V. Jeremiah^, b. June — , 1733. *^^^ 

d/ow (7/). 
72 — VI. Daniel*, b. July 15, 1735. See be- 
low {72). 
73 — VII. John*, b. July 19, 1737; carpenter? 
lived in Dunstable, and removed to 
Concord; m., first, Elenor Stevens 
Feb. 5, 1761; and, second, widow 
Hannah Page of Dunstable; he d. 
in 1823, aged eighty-six. 
74 — VIII. Phebe*, b. Nov. 3, 1741 ; d. Sept. 
29, 1749, aged seven. 

JosiAH Blanchard4, bom in Andover 
Aug. 16, 1704. He was a husbandman 
and wheelwright, and lived in Andover. 
He married Sarah Blanchard (34) Dec. 
23, 1730; and she was his wife in 1754. 
He died April 10, 1783, aged seventy- 

Children, born in Andover : — 
75 — L Sarah*, b. Feb. 27, 1 731-2. 

76—11. Abigail*, b. Sept. 23, 1734; n). Sam- 
uel Holt Feb. 14, 1760; lived in 
Watertown, Newton and Andover; 
and died in 1814, aged eighty. 
77 — III. Elizabeth*, b. April 3, 1738; d. 

Apiil 13, 1752. 
78 — IV. Josiah", b. Oct. 10, 1740. See below 


79 — V. Eunice*, b. Oct. 30, 1742; perhaps 
m. Peter Johnson Aug. 26, 1773. 

80 — VI. Joshua*, b. Nov. 13, 1746; moved to 
Wilton, N H., in 1769; m. Eliza- 
beth Keyesin 1770; and was living 
in 1782. His children returned to 
Andover. He was ancestor of Rev. 
Amos Blanchard. 

81 — VII. Benjamin*, b. July 3, 1750; lived in 
Wilton, N. H.,; and d. Nov. 28, 
1828, aged seventy-eight. 

82— VIII. Samuel-^ b. in 1754; lived in Billeri- 
ca; and d. Feb. 28, 18 12, aged 
fifty-seven. (From records of Mrs. 
Clara Kimball of Billerica.) 


Samuel Blanchard4, born in Andover 
Jan. 14, 1716-7. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Andover. He married Ruth 
Tenney of Newbury May 25, 1748. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
83—1. Ruth*, b. Aug. 18, 1751; m. Benja- 

min Tenney of HoUis, N. H., Jan. 
28, 1772. 
84 — II. Samuel^, b. Nov. 7, 1753. See below 

85 — III. Eunice", b. Aug. 12, 1755. 

86 — IV. Solomon*, b. Feb. 26, 1756-7; d. 

Jan. 21, 1759- 
87 — V. Caleb*, b. March 18, 1760; lived in 

Dracut, Mass., and Antrim, N. H. ; 

m. Lucy Gould of Chelmsford May 

— , 1787. 
88 — VI. Mary*, b. Feb. 4, 1762. 
89 — VII. Solomon", b. Feb. 2, 1765; d. Dec. 

23, 1765. 
90 — VIII. Joshua*, b. July 25, 1769; probably 
settled in Antrim, N. H. 


Stephen BlanchardS, born in Andover 
Aug. 9, 1726. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Andover. He married Hannah 
Blanchard (69) May 19, 1748; and lived 
in Andover as late as 1767. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
91 — I. Stephen^, b. Jan. 4, 1748-9. 

92 — II. Phineas^ b. June 21, 1750. 
93 — III. Hannah^, b. July 20, 1752. 
94 — IV. Sarah'*, b. Feb. 27, 1754-5. 
95 — V. Jacob^, b. June 22, 1758. 
96 — VI. Mary^, b. Aug. 9, 1760. 
97 — vn. Phebe^, b. Dec. 15, 1762. 
98 — VIII. John®, b. Feb. 16, 1767. 

Nathan BlanchardS, born in Andover 
March 30, 1729-30. He lived in Ando- 
ver until 1763, when he removed to Wil- 
ton, N. H. He married Bathsheba 
Abbot July 2, 1752 ; and she died Dec. 
— , 1784. 

Children: — 
99 — I. Bathsheba^, b. April 20, 1754, in 

100 — II. Moses", b. in Wilton, N. H. 
loi — III. Stephkn®, b. in Wilton. 
102 — IV. Lucy®, b. in 1776, in Wilton. 




James BlanchardS, born in Andover 
Dec. 5, 1733. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Andover. He married, first, 
Elizabeth Pierce May 16, 1758; and, 
second, Abigail Smith March 9, 1762. 
He died in Andover March 11, 1769, at 
the age of thirty-five. His estate was 
valued at ;^ 5 10, 15^. His wife Abigail 
survived him, and married, secondly, 
Joseph Phelps (published Oct. — , 1772). 
Mr. Phelps died in Wilton, N. H., Oct. 
— , 1778. 

Children, born in Andover : 
103— I. JAMES^ b. Feb. 6, 1758-9; d. March 

I, 1759- 

104 — II. Elizabeth*', b. March 21, 1760; liv- 
ing in 1 774. 

105 — III. James^ b. March 16, 1763; living in 

106— IV. Abner^, b. May 23, 1764; d. Feb. 

9, 1765. 
107— V. Abigail^, b. April 7, 1766; living in 

1 781. 
108— VI. ANNA^ b. June 28, 1768; d. Jan. 26, 



David BlanchardS, born in Andover 
April 10, 1740. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Andover as late as 1782. He 
was living in Wilton, N. H., in 1789. He 
married Margaret Doliver (of Marble- 
head?) Nov. II, 1760. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
109— I. DAVID^ b. March 19, 1762. 
no— II. Nathan*, bapt. Sept. 12, 1763; d. 

Aug. 7, 1770. 
Ill— III. Peter Dolliver», bapt. June 16, 

112— IV. Annis«, bapt. May 2, 1767; m. Rev. 
T. Rideout Sept. 28, 1784; and 
lived in Bradford, N. H. 
113— V. Deborah*, bapt. May 30, 1769. 
114— VI. Nathan*, bapt. June 30, 1772; prob- 
ably drowned in Connecticut river 
at Henniker, N. H.,Sept. 24,1806. 
IIS— VII. Nehemiah*, bapt. Oct. 18, 1774. 
116— vni. Chloe*, bapt. Oct. 17, 1776. 
117— IX. Ralph*, bapt. July 6, 1780; d. Nov. 
21, 1782. 

Aaron BlanchardS, born in Andover 
July 27, 1740. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in Andover as late as 1793. He 
married, first, Nellie Holt Jan. 5, 
1762; and she died May 5, 1788,' 

aged forty-four. He married, second, 

Mehitable (Mooar), widow of Emery 

Chase, Sept. 21, 1789; and she was his 

wife in 1793. 

Children, born in Andover : — 

118 — I. Thomas*, b. Nov. 11, 1762; yeoman 
and blacksmith; lived in Andover 
until about 1 793, when he removed 
to Danville, Vt. ; m. Lois Burt 
March 12, 1782; and he d. Feb» 
II, 1836. 

119— II. Mary*, b. Sept. 2, 1764; d. May 15, 
1786, aged twenty-one. 

120 — III. Aaron*, b. Aug. 12, 1766. 

121— IV. Susanna*, b. May 23, 1768; d. Sept. 
4, 1 775, aged seven. 

122— V. Nelly*, b. April 20, 1770; d. Sept. 
26, 1775, aged five. 

123— VI. John*, b. June i, 1772. 

124— vii. Lucy*, b. Feb. 12, 1774; d. Sept. 3, 


125— vni. Elinor*, bapt. June 7, 1 776 ; m. Sam- 
uel Danforth of L}Tinfield Aug. 21, 

126— IX. Amos*, b. Sept. i, 1777; pub. to 

Alice Foster of Tewksbury July — , 

127— X. Lucy*, b. June 10, 1780. 
128— XI. Susanna*, b. June 18, 1782; d. Aug. 

20, 1783. 
129— XII. Susanna*, b. March 20, 1784. 
130— XIII. Mary*, b. March 17, 1786. 

Joseph BlanceiardS, born in Andover 
Feb. 9, 1730-1. He was a house-carpenter 
and yeoman, and lived in Andover. He 
married Dinah Blanchard (54) Sept. — , 
1 753 ; and died before May 6, 1776, when 
administration was granted on his estate. 
She survived him, and married, secondly^ 
Reuben Abbot of Concord, N. H., Jan. 
12, 1786. She died March 11, 1826, 
aged ninety-four. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
131— I. Joseph*, b. May 20, 1754; d. Dec. 

3, 1758, aged four. 
132— II. Joseph*, b. April 10, 1765; probably 
settled in Lewiston, Me.; served in 
Revolution, enlisting in 1780 for 
three years; m. Hannah Mooar 
Feb. 27, 1786. 
133— III. John*, b. Feb. 20, 1768; living in 


Jeremiah BlanchardS, born in Ando- 
ver June — , 1733. He was a soldier in 
the French war, being taken prisoner and 



escaping; and, also, in the war of 

the Revolution. He lived in Andover, 

except from 1761 to 1766 and in 1781, 

when he lived in Wilton, N. H. He 

married, first, Dorothy Smith of Andover 

May 17, 1759; and, second, Susannah 

Martin (published Aug. — , 1769). 
Children : — 

134— I. Jeremiah^, b. Oct. 10, 1759, in An- 

135 — II. Peter^, b. Aug. 12, 1767, in Ando- 

136 — III. Eber^ (son), b. Jan. 14, 1769, in 

137 — IV. Henry^ b. July 25, 1773; d. before 
1 781. 

138 — V. Sarah^, b. Nov. 13, 1774. 

139 — VI. Dorothy^, b. Nov. 3, 1776. 

140— VII. Judith^ b. June 2, 1779. 

141 — VIII. HENRY^ b. Nov. 30, 1 781, in Wilton, 
N. H. 

142 — IX. JoHN^, b. Nov. 24, 1782. 

143 — X. Hannah^ b. March 27, 1785. 

144 — XI. William^, b. Feb. 10, 1 788; settled in 
Canton, N. Y. 

145 — XII. Aaron^, b. July 20, 1791. 

Daniel Blanchard^, born in Andover 
July 15, 1735. He was a member of the 
Crown Point expedition, enlisting Nov. 
17, 1755 ; and also a member of the com- 
pany of Capt. Joshua Holt, when he 
marched to the Battle of Lexington April 
19? 1775* He was a yeoman, and lived 
in Andover. He married Jerusha Eaton 
of Reading Sept. 29, 1757; and was 
living in Andover in 1772. A family 
record says that he died in the army of 
the Revolution in 1776. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
146 — I. Daniel^, b. Sept. 20, 1759; a soldier 

of the Revolution. 
147 — II. Jerusha^ b. June 24, 1761. 
148 — III. IsAAC^ b. Sept. 14, 1763; a soldier 

of the Revolution. 
149 — IV. Amos^ bapt. Feb. 2, 1766; school- 
master in Lynn ; fine penman, and 
taught penmanship in Exeter and 
Andover Phillips academies; also, 
musician; d. in^Lynn May 25, 1842. 
150 — V. Rebecca^, bapt. May 15, 1768. 
151 — VI. LucY^ bapt. Jan. 20, 1771. 
152 — VII. Abiel^, bapt. March 28, 1773; lived 
in Wilton, N. H., m. Hannah 

JosiAH BlanchardS, bom in Andover 
Oct. 10, 1740. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Andover. He married Lydia 
Jenkins (published Sept. — , 1765) ; and 
died April 30, 1790. His estate was in- 
solvent. She survived him, and married, 
secondly, Obadiah Wood ; and, thirdly, 
Luther Bailey. She died in Andover 
May 21, 18 19, aged seventy-two. 
Children, born in Andover : — 
153— I. Lydia^ b. Aug. 3, 1766; probably 

m. Benjamin Shed of Tewksbury 

Feb. 23, 1796; and removed to 

MUford, N. H. 
154 — II. Hannah^, b. Oct. 19, 1769; probably 

m. Samuel Oilman Woodbridge 

May 29, 1794. 
155 — III. JosiAH^ bapt. Sept. 8, 1771; aged 

eighteen in 1790. 
156 — IV. IsAAC^, bapt. Dec. 7, 1770; d. young, 
157 — V. IsAAC^ bapt. in 1779; d. young. 
158 — VI. ISAAC^, b. in 1781 ; aged nine in 1790. 
159 — VII. Molly''", bapt. Feb. 6, 1783; aged 

seven in 1790. 
160 — VIII. Samuel Jenkins^, b. in 1786; living 

in 1790. 

Samuel BlanchardS, born in Andover 
Nov. 7, 1753. He was a yeoman and 
shipwright, and lived in Andover until 
1797, when he removed to Haverhill. He 
married Lucy Ballard (published June — , 
1775) ; and he was drowned in Haver- 
hill May 24, 1807. She survived him. 

Children : — 
161 — I. Frederick^ b. Dec. 14, 1775, in 

162 — II. LuCY^, b. June 6, 1777, in Andover. 
163 — III. Samuel^, b. May 11, 1779, in Ando- 
164 — IV. William^ b. July 8, 1781, in An- 
165 — V. Jedediah^ b. Dec. 7, 1783, in An- 
dover; lived in Boston, housewright, 
in 1807. 
166 — VI. Charlotte®, b. Oct. 9, 1785, in An- 
167 — VII. JOHN^ b. March 17, 1787, in Ando- 
168 — VIII. Joshua®, b. March i, 1789, in Ando- 
169— IX. Solomon®, b. April 23, 1791, in 

Andover; d. April 12, 1796. 
170— X. Hannah®, b. April 19, 1793, in An- 
171— XI. Mary Ballard®, b. Dec. 14, I794» 
in Andover. 



172— XII. Timothy^, b. Nov. 17, 1795, in An- 

173 — XIII. Solomon^, b. Dec. 4, 1798, in Hav- 
erhill; d. Sept. 23, 1799. 

174 — XIV. Leonard^, b. Sept. 5, 1800, in Hav- 
erhill; d. Sept. 6, 1800. 


The name of Blaney is also spelled in 
the early records of Essex county Blaner^ 
Blano and Blany. The head of the fam- 
ily here was 

John Blaney', born about 1630. He 
was a planter, and lived in Silera as early 
as 1659. He married, first. Miss Hannah 
King of Lynn alias Salem (being that 
part of Lynn which is now Swampscott) 
July 11: 1660; and she probably died 
about 1676. He married, second, Eliza- 
beth, widow of Thomas Purchase of Lynn 
Nov. — , 1678; and she died before 
1696. He was living as late as 1709. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
2 — I. John', b. May 5, 1 66 1. Seebeliw{2). 

Danikl', b. 3: 6 mo: 1664. 
Henry', b. 15: 6: 1666. 
Hannah', b. Nov. 11, 1667; m. 
Robert Devereux of Marblehead, 
cordwainer, before 1701. He was 
called a yeoman in 1725. 
Joseph', b. Oct. 2, 1670. See be- 
low (6). 
Elizabeth', b. 17: 6: 1673; m-> 
first, Jonathan Felt of Salem, an- 
chorsmith, before 1701; he d. in 
1702; and she m., second, John 
Taylor of Salem, fisherman (pub. 
July 15, 1710). 
Sarah', m. Robert Buffum Dec. 20, 

4— III 

5— IV, 

7— VI. 

8— VII. 

John Blaney^ born in Salem May 5, 
1 66 1 . He was a yeoman and cordwainer, 
and lived in " Salem," probably in that 
part of Lynn which is now Swampscott. 
He was a Quaker, and married Elizabeth 
Purchase Dec. 20, 1683, in Marblehead. 
He died between Dec. 29, 1723, and 
Dec. 29, 1726. 

Children, born in " Salem " : 

9—1. DANIEL^ b. 8: 30: 1684; d. young. 

10 — n. John', b. 6 mo: i: 1686; eldest son 
in 1723; husbandman, slaughterer, 
cordwainer, fisherman, mariner and 
innholder (1732); lived in Salem; 
^ m. Katherine Walker of Salem 

Nov. 20, 1 7 12; and was living in 


II — III. Thomas^, b. 3: 30: 1689. See be- 
low {//). 

12 — IV. Sarah^, m. Benjamin Pecks (or, Pix) 
of Marblehead, cordwainer, before 
1723; and she was his wife in 1729. 

13 — V. Elizabeth^, b. 10: 25: 1692; m. 
Walter Phillips, jr., of Lynn Jan. 
— , 1 713-4; and she was his wife in 

14 — VL Hannah^, b. i: 31: 1694-5: m. 
John Reed of Marblehead, shore- 
man, June 13, 1721; and lived 
there in 1728. 

15 — viL Henry', b. 6: 20: 1698. See below 

16 — VIII. David8, b. 5 mo: 6: 1701. See be- 
low {/6), 

17— IX. Penelope^, m. John Dampney Oct. 
31, 1728, in Marblehead. 

Joseph Blaney^, born in Salem Oct. 2, 
1670. He was a shipwright, and lived in 
Hingham until 1697, when he settled in 
Lynn. He married Abigail Andrews of 
Hingham Jan. 16, 1693-4. She was 
born in Hingham Jan. 6, 1669-70. He 
died Jan. 16, 1726-7, at the age of fifty- 
six. In his will he gave to the poor of 
the First parish in Lynn twenty pounds 
to be distributed by the deacons. His 
wife, Abigail, survived him, and died, his 
widow, Dec. 10, 1765, at the age of nine- 
ty-five years. 

Children : — 
18— I. Joseph^, b. March 4, 1694-5, ^ 

Hingham. See below {18). 

19—11. Hannah^, b. Sept. 17, 1696, in 

Hingham; m. Benjamin James of 

Marblehead (pub. March 7,1718-9). 

Benjamin^, b. Nov. 14, 1699, in 

Lynn. See below {20). 
Jedediah3, b. Nov. 21, 1701, in 

Lynn. See below (2/). 
Jonathan-', b. Jan. 6, 1703-4, in 
Lynn. See below {■22). 
23— VI. Ambrose^,* b. April 7, 1707; cord- 
wainer; lived in Lynn; m. Judith 

*The record of his birth gives his name "An- 
drews," and the name was corrupted to "Am- 

20 — III. 

21 — IV. 

22 — V. 



Curtis June 12, 1729, in Lynn; he 
was living in Lynn in 1741; she 
was his widow in 1760, and was 
then living in Roxbury. 

24 — VII. Nehkmiah^, aged upwards of four- 
teen in 1726-7, being a minor; 
physician; lived in Salem; bought 
Thomas Roby's drug store, etc., in 
Salem in 1729; and d. before Oct. 
4» I733> when administration was 
granted upon his estate. 

25 — VIII. Abigail^, b. in 1715; aged twelve in 
1726-7; probably m. Ralph Lind- 
sey (pub. Jan. 5, 1734-5)- 


Thomas Blaney3, born in " Salem " 3 : 
30: 1689. Quaker. He was a yeoman, 
shoreman, mariner, fisherman, shoemaker 
and cordwainer, and lived in Salem. He 
married, first. Miss Desire Dean Dec. 8, 
1720; and she died Nov. 29, 1739. He 
married, second, Alice Peasley of Haver- 
hill before 1763. He died in the winter 
of 1766-7, as his will, dated July 25, 
1766, was proved Jan. 5, 1767. His es- 
tate was appraised at ^£7^^, is., lod. 
His wife Alice survived him, and died, 
his widow, Jan. 16, 1783. 

Children : — 
26 — I. Thomas^, lived in Salem; m. Mary 

Estes of Salem Jan. 25, 1753; he 
probably d., childless, before 1792; 
and she d., his widow, between 
1796 and June 24, 1799, the latter 
being the date of the probate of her 
27 — II. Abigail"*, m. John White, jr., of Sa- 
lem June 4, 1 745 ; and d. between 
1766 and 1793. 
28 — III. Alice*, m. James Needham in 1770. 
29 — IV. Robert*, living in 1766. 


Henry Blaney3, born in Salem 6: 20: 
1698. He was a husbandman, cord- 
wainer, tanner, fisherman, and from 1735 
to 1747 an innholder. He lived in Salem ; 
and married, first, Lois Ivory of Lynn 
(published Oct. 15, 1727). She was his 
wife in 1733; and he married, second, 
Hannah (Rand) Graves of Lynn Sept. 8, 
1748. He died before July 15, 1756, 
when administration was granted upon 
his estate, which was valued at ;£4o8, 9J., 

6d. His wife Hannah survived him, and 
was his widow, of Lynn, in 1782. 

Children : — 
30 — I. Ivory*. See below {30). 

31 — II. *, d. between 1756 and 1761. 

32 — III. Lydia*, b. about 1755; m. Jacob 
Collins, jr. (pub. Aug. 15, 1772). 

David Blaney3, born in Salem 5 mo: 
6: 1 701. He was a husbandman and 
tanner, and lived in Salem. He married 
Martha Mansfield of Lynn (published 
Aug. 2, 1724); and died in 1764, hiswill, \ 
dated Jan. 26, 1762, being proved July 
14, 1764. His estate was valued at about 
;^5oo. His wife Martha survived him. 

Child :— 
33 — I. Mary*, m. Henry Trevett of Marble- 

head Dec. 24, 1 747. 


Col. Joseph Blaney,3 born in Hing- 
ham March 4, 1694-5. He was a tanner 
and esquire, and lived in Marblehead. 
He married Miss Elizabeth Cogswell of 
Chebacco parish, Ipswich (published 20 : 
8 : 1717) ; and she was his wife in 1757. 
He was living in 1757, and administration 
was granted on his estate July 29, 1762. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
34 — I. Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 14, 1 720-1; d. 

March 30, 1729. 
35 — II. Hannah*, b. May 14, 1723; d. April 

I, 1729. 
36 — III. Abigail*, b. Dec. 5, 1724; d. Jan. i, 

37 — IV. Abigail*, b. Jan. 11, 1725-6; m. 

Robert Hooper Aug. 21, 1755; and 

she lived in Windham, Me., his 

widow, in 1783. 

38— V. Joseph*, b. May 24, 1728; d. April 
22, 1729. 

39 — VI. Joseph*, b. Feb. 12, 1729-30; lived in 
Salem, except from 1779 to 1783s 
when he lived in Windham, Me.; 
esquire, merchant and selectman, 
m. Abigail Brown of Salem May 
19, 1757; she d. Dec. 24, 1776; 
and administration was granted on 
his estate Oct. 2, 1786. Amount 
of inventory, £A9\^i ^T^'^ 4^-» 3/- 
The estate was insolvent. Mr. 
Blaney had shares in the Social lib- 
rary and Philosophical library, both 
in Salem, and owned land in 
Salem, Marblehead, Lynn, Plimp- 



ton and Charlton, Mass., in Ray- 
mond, Bridgton, Bakerstown and 
Windham, Me., and Whitefield, 
Pelham, Peircy, Chichester, Barn- 
stead and Canterbury, N. H. 

40 — VII. Benjamin*, b. Dec. 16, 1731. See 
below {40). 

41 — VIII. Nehemiah*, b. Nov. 3, 1733. 

42— IX. Elizabeths b. July 2, 1735. 

43— X. Susannahs b. June 13, 1737; d. Jan. 

3, 1737-8. 
44— XI. William*, b. March 30, 1739. 


Capt. Benjamin Blaney3, born in 
Lynn Nov. 14, 1699. He was a tanner, 
and lived in Maiden, where he was select- 
man and assessor in 1744 and 1746. He 
married Abigail Bucknam Oct. 13, 1725, 
in Maiden ; and died in Maiden. " About 
seven of the clock in the evening, he was 
taken up dead near Daniel Newhall's dore, 
and it was thought by the jury that he 
fell of his horse and that was a means of 
his death his soul by his temple was beat 
in," Feb. 8, 1 750-1. His age was fifty- 
one. His wife survived him, and died, 
his widow, Dec. 15, 1767, aged sixty-five. 

Children born in Maiden : — 

45 — I. Abigail*, b. June 21, 1730; m. Jireh 

Willis of Dartmouth Oct. 22, 1756, 

46 — II. HuLDAH*, b. Oct. 15, 1733; m. 

Joseph Wilson of Boston Sept. 20, 


47 — in. Nehemiah*, b. Oct. 9, 1735; lived 
in Maiden; m. Chloe Green of 
Maiden May 29, 1760; and d. Oct. 
16, 1761. 

48 — IV. Benjamin*, b. July 24, 1738; captain; 
lived in Maiden ; representative to 
the general court, 1778, 1779, 1780, 
1783, 1787; town treasurer, 1779, 
1780, 1781 ; and selectman and 
assessor, 1 772-1 778; a revolution- 
ary soldier ; m. Hannah Osgood of 
Billerica Nov. 24, 1765; and d. in 
Chester, Vt., Jan. — , 1820. 

49 — v. Elizabeths b. June 18, 1740; m. 
William Wayte of Maiden July 20, 

50— VI. AndrewsS b. Nov. 28, 1742. See 
below (50). 


Jedediah Blaney3, born in Lynn Nov. 
21, 1 701. He was a house wright, and 
lived in Marblehead. He married Beth- 
iah Cogswell Jan. 15, 1729-30; and she 

was his wife in 178 1. He was living in 

1 781; and died before Sept. i, 1783^ 

when administration was granted upon his 

estate, which was appraised at;^482, 19^-., 


Children, baptized in Marblehead, ex- 
cept the first : — 

51 — I. Jedediah*, bapt. June 2d Sabbath, 

1 73 1, in Boxford; d. before 1788. 

52 — II. HannahS bapt. April 15, 1733; m. 
Ronald Bruce Oct. 28, 1756; and 
was his wife in 1787. 

53 — HI. Jonathan*, bapt. Jan. 11, 1736; 
probably d. young. 

54 — IV. RuthS bapt. Jan. i, 1738; d. young. 

55 — V. Ruth*, bapt. March 9, 1740; m. John 
Tarday Nov. 21, 1756; and was his 
wife in 1788. In 1796, he had been 
absent more than fifteen years. 

56 — VI. Stephen*, bapt. Oct. 3, 1742. See 
below (56). 

57 — VII. William*, bapt. Dec. 30, 1744. See 
below (j7). 

58 — VIII. Elizabeth*, bapt. Aug. 24, 1746; 
m. Richard Nick (or, Necks) Aug. 
15, 1765; and was his wife in 1789. 

59 — IX. Sarah*, bapt. Nov. 6, 1748; d. 

60 — X. Sarah*, bapt. Feb. 4, 1750; m. Jef- 
frey Marston July 20, 1769. 

61 — XI. Eunice*, bapt. Dec. 29, 1751; prob- 
ably d. young. 


Jonathan Blaney3, born in Lynn Jan. 
6, 1703-4. He was a yeoman, and lived 
in Lynn. He married Hannah Gray of 
Lynn (published Oct. 7, 1736) ; and died 
Sept. 8, 1757, at the age of fifty-three. 
His estate was appraised at £6^6^ "js., 

Children : — 

62 — I. Joseph*. See below (62). 

63 — II. Mary*, between fourteen and twenty- 
one years of age in 1758. 

64 — III. Abigail*, m., first, Nathaniel Lewis 

Sept. 22, 1757; and, second, 

Watts between 1 769 and 1 798. 

65 — IV. Hannah*, between fourteen and 
twenty-one years of age in 1758. 

Ivory Blaney+, was a husbandman, 
and lived in Salem. He married Mary 
Browne of Lynn Oct. 25, 1753 ; and was 
living in 1 7 7 1 . 

Children, baptized in Marblehead : — 
66 — I. Sarah^, bapt. April i, 1770; proba- 

bly m. Daniel Bird Dec. 12, 1789. 



67 — II. Asa', bapt. in 1779. See below {63)^ 


Benjamin Blaney4, born in Marble- 
head Dec. 16, 1 731. He was a tanner, 
and lived in Lynn from 1754 to about 
1762, when he removed to Marblehead. 
He married Sarah Tuttle of Lynn May 15, 
1754; and died before Feb. 12, 1768, 
when administration was granted upon his 
estate, which was insolvent. He owned a 
tanyard in Lynn at his death. His wife 
Sarah was his widow in 1788. 

Children, born in Lynn : — 
68 — I. Elizabeth*, b. Feb. 10, 1755. 
69 — II. Joseph*, b. March 11, 1759. 
70 — III. Benjamin*, b. Aug. 14, 1763; d. in 
1 8x6, aged fifty-three; and his 
grave is on the coast of Carolina. 

Andrews Blaney4, born in Maiden 
Nov. 28, 1742. He was a tanner, and 
lived in Marblehead. He married Miss 
Lydia Sargent of Chelsea Dec. 2, 1770; 
and died in Maiden June 2, 1772, at the 
age of twenty-nine. His estate was ap- 
praised at ;£"445> 6j., \\d. She survived 

Children : — 
71 — I. Abigail*, aged under seven years in 

1776. *« Abigail Blaney of Chelsea 
published to Nehemiah Breed, jr., 
of Lynn April 14, 1793." — Lynn 
town records, 
72 — II. Andrews*, aged under seven years in 
1776. *' Andrew Blaney of Chel- 
sea married Mary Seccomb of Sa- 
lem April 23, 1799." — Salem town 

Stephen Blaney4, baptized in Marble- 
head Oct. 3, 1742. He was a mariner, 
and lived in Marblehead. He married 
Mary Chapell Dec. 12, 1765. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
73—1. Stephen*, bapt. Aug. 24, 1766; m. 

Mary Pedrick Oct. 21, 1787; and 

she was of Marblehead, his widow, 

in 1798. 
74—11. MaryS bapt. Jan. 24, 1768; d. young. 
75 — III. Mary*, bapt. June 24, 1770. 
76— IV. Jonathan*, bapt. Sept. 13, 1772; d. 

77— V. William*, bapt. Dec. 11, 1774. 
78— VI. Jonathan*, bapt. Feb. 17, 1788, at 

the age of eleven years. 

William Blaney4, baptized in Marble- 
head Dec. 30, 1744. He was a yeoman 
and mariner, and lived in Marblehead un- 
til about 1 7 7 7, when he removed to Lynde- 
borough, N. H. After his death, his fam- 
ily returned to Marblehead. He married 
Ruth Besome Sept. 19, 1771 ; and died 
about 1805. She was his widow, and of 
Marblehead, in 1806. 

Children : — 
79 — I. William*, bapt. April 18, 1773, i^ 

Marblehead. See below (79). 
80 — II. Christopher*, bapt. Jan. 21, 1776, 

in Marblehead. 
81;— III. Stephen*, b. about 1786; aged twen- 
ty in 1806. 
82 — IV. Bethiah*, b. about 1788; aged sev- 
enteen in 1806. 
83 — V. Susanna*, b. about 1790; aged six- 
teen in 1806. 
84 — VI. Grace*, b. about 1794; aged twelve 
in 1806. 

Joseph Blaney4, was of age in 1765. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in Lynn. He 
married, first, Anne Cox of Salem Nov. 
24, 1763 ; and she was his wife in 1782. 
He married, second, Hannah Hanford of 
Salem (published Nov. 12, 1797); and 
she was his wife in 1806. He died 
March — , 1826, in Lynn. 

Children : — 
85 — I. Jonathan*. See below [8^). 
86 — II. Martha*, m. John Ingalls before 

1809; and they were living in 1826. 
87 — III. Anne*, m. Samuel Ireson of Lynn 

(pub. Jan. I, 1797); and d. before 

88 — IV. Joseph*, living in 1809. 


Asa BlaneyS, baptized in Marblehead 
in 1779. He was a cooper, and lived in 
Marblehead. He married, first, Joanna 
Pearce June 27, 1789; and, second, Em- 
ma Steward June 30, 1799. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
89 — I. Joanna^, bapt. April 11, 1790; d. 

90 — II. AsA^bapt. May 31, 1793. 
91 — III. Sarah Gould^, bapt. Feb. 2, 1795. 
92 — IV. Mary', bapt. March 12, 1797. 
93 — V. David*, bapt. March 13, 1800. 
94 — VI. Joanna^, bapt. Oct. 31, 1802. 



gj — VII. Thomas^, bapt. Fpb. 26, 1804. 
96 — VIII. Henry^, bapt. Jan. 5, 1806. 

William BlaneyS, baptized in Marble- 
head April 18, 1773. He lived in Lynde- 
borough, N. H., until his marriage, when 
he returned to Marblehead. He married 
Nancy Williston Jan 26, i797' 

Children, baptized in Marblehead : — 
97—1. Nancy", bapt. Feb. 11, 1798. 
98—11, Elizabeth Williston^, bapt. Jan. 

5, 1800; d. young. 
99— III. Elizabeth Williston^, bapt. Jan. 

31, 1808. 
100 — IV. Jane*, bapt. Jan. 31, 1808. 
loi — V. Ruth*, bapt. Jan. 31, 1808. 
102 — VI. William*, bapt. Jan. 31, 1808. 

Jonathan Blaney^, lived in Lynn, and 
was a mariner. He married Betsey In- 
galls of Lynn April 12, 1796; and died 
before 1809. 

Children, born in Lynn : — 
103 — I. Jonathan*, b. Nov. 3, 1796; living 

in 1809. 
104 — II. Joseph*, b. March 3, 1799; living in 


The will of Francis Lambert of Rowley 
was proved in the court held at Ipswich 
28: I : 1648. The following copy was 
made from the original on file in the pro- 
bate office at Salem. 

The laft will of ffrancis Lambertt of 
Rowley e made upon the 20*^ day of fep- 
tember: 1647 : 

Ip' I giue my foule and bodye to the 
allmightye god : 

tt I giue vnto my wife my houfe ; and 
land ioyneinge therevnto with fix acers of 
land lately bought of Jofeph Juitt : as al- 
foe all the meadows and gates which doth 
belonge vnto the fayd houfe ; all which I 
giue vnto hir dureing hir naturall life 

tt I giue vnto my eldeft fonne all the 
aforefayd houfe and land with gates and 
meadowes after the death of Jane my wife : 
provided that my eldeft fonn John doe 
pay vnto Ann Lambert Jonathan and 
Gerfome Lambert (all beinge my Chil- 

deren) fine pounds to bee equally pvided 
amongeft them 

tt : It is my will that Jane my wife and 
Thomas Barker fhalbe the executers of 
the reft of my eftate as before to haue the 
ordering and difpofeinge of my childeren : 
except my lonn Thomas which I freely 
giue vnto my Brother Thomas Barker to 
order and difpofe of 

tt I giue vnto my daughter Ann for- 
tye fhillings to be payed by my executers 
ether att marriage or when fhee is att 
eighteene yeeres of age : 

tt : In Cafe my fonne John fhould dye 
before the time come wherein he fhould 
be poffeffed of my houfe and land then 
it is my will : that my fonne Jonathan 
fhall haue it ; but if by providence it be 
foe ordered that my fonne Jonathan 
be brought vp att fchoole and foe pceed 
to be a fcholler then my houfe and land 
with gates and meadowes fhall be my 
fonne Gerfomes 

wittneCfee : [No signature.] 

Edwarde Carlton : 

Thomas Barker 


The will of John Jarrat of Rowley was 
proved in the court held at Ipswich 27 : 
7 : 1648. The following copy was made 
from the original instrument on file in the 
probate office at Salem. 

Rowley 11**^ 11 1647 

I John Jarrat ficke in body but of per- 
fect memory (prayfed be God) doe or- 
daine and make this my laft will and Tef- 
tament : ffirft I comit my foule vnto God 
through Jefus Chrift : As concerning my 
outward eftate my will and minde is that 
ffirft all my debts being difcharged and 
paide I giue vnto my Dauyter Elifabeth 
ten pounds out of my Goods and Lande 
and in Cafe my wife marry againe I giue 
my Daughter three pounds fix fhillings 
eight pence more Ite if my wife Sufan- 
na Jarrat be now with Child I giue vnto 
my Child ten pounds but in cafe my wife 
marry againe three pounds fix fhillings 
eight pence more Ite all the reft of my 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 8. 


Lande Goods and Cattel I giue vnto my 
wife Sufanna Jarrat whom I make execu- 
trix of this my laft will and teftament da- 
ted the eleuenth day of the ii month 

In prefence of vs his hande 

Humfrey Reyner Johnyb^w Jarrat 

Thomas mighell. 

SALEM IN J700. NO. J8. 


The map on page 38 represents that 
part of Salem which is bounded by Es- 
sex street, Washington Square West, For- 
rester street or Washington Square, and 
Washington Square East. It is based on 
actual surveys and title deeds, and is 
drawn on a scale of two hundred feet to 
an inch. It shows the location of all 
houses that were standing there in 1700. 

Essex street was called the common or 
highway in 1669; ye highway or street, 
1675 ; ye high or main street, 1695 ; ye 
main street, 1699 ; Salem main street, 
1706 : and Essex street, 1794. 

Washington Square West was reserved 
for a way in or before 1673, and was 
called a way in 1734. It was for many 
years called Newbury street. For a few 
years past it has been known as Wash- 
ington Square West. 

Forrester street was laid out before 
1787, when its location was called " the 
common or a way." It was named by 
vote of the selectmen Bath street July 5, 
1802 ; and Forrester street in 1856. 

Washington Square East was an old 
way into the swamp from the main street. 
It was called Thomas Beadle's lane in 
1700; Ives lane, 1753; Pleasant street, 
1800; and for several years has been 
known as Washington Square East. 

Washington Square has always been 
public land. For many years in the early 
settlement of the town this was the pen, 
or common pen, where the cows of the 
neighborhood were gathered preparatory 
to the cowherd taking them to the neck 
for the day. At a meeting of the pro- 
prietors of lands lying in common within 

the town of Salem, Nov. 16, 17 13, it was 

"Voated That the Comon Lands 
where the Trainings are Generally Kept 
In the Town nigh and before M"^ Na- 
thaniell Higginfons Dwelling bee and re- 
maines as Itt now layes to Continue for 
Euer for A Training feild for the vfe of 
said Town of Salem 

"Voated That all the Highways and 
Burying Places and Comon Lands lying 
within the Town Bridge and the Block 
houfes be And Remain e for Euer for the 
vfe of the Town of Salem."* 

This remained a training field during 
the rest of that century. It was ye com- 
mon land called ye pen in 1669 ; ye com- 
mon land, 1676; the Salem common, 
1699; ye common, 1701 ; Salem com- 
mon or training field, 1724; the town 
common or training field, 1727; the 
training field, 1754; and the common 
training field, 1791. 

A large part of this area was swamp 
land with ponds and hills ; on the map 
the shape and location of two of the ponds 
are given as found on an old map, but 
the exact location and size of the three 
small ponds is unknown. In 1802, by 
private subscription, the hills were lev- 
elled, the gravel being used in filling the 
ponds and swamps, substantially as it is 
at present. It was named Washington 
Square by vote of the selectmen July 5, 
1802 ; and has since been so called. 

The range of house lots shown on the 
map was a part of the common until they 
were granted to various parties herein- 
after named, between the years 1660 and 

In the sketches that follow, after 1700, 
titles and deeds referred to pertain to the 
houses and land adjoining and not always 
to the whole lot, the design being, after 
that date, to give the history of the houses 
then standing principally. 

/okn Higginson House. This lot was 
granted to John Higginson at a meeting 
of the town held Dec. 4, 1673, the record 
being as follows : " vpon Jn° Higginsons 
Jun^s Request to the towne to sell him a 
*Commoners' Records, page 3. 

Oea"lc. ZO ft. =1 Jne}». 


PART OF SALEM IN 1700. NO. 18. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 8. 


peece of Land next to goodman Rum- 
ball : It is voated that Leaving the way 
four Rod wide att the ffront and soe wide 
In the Reare as the ground will give 
Leaving for him ther 3 Rods In Breadth : 
that he Shal have It home to goodman 
Rumballs fence he payeng for It after 
the same Rate or proportion that other 
men have paid for their Lots further 
downward and that the Select men are to 
Lay It out.'' Mr. Higginson immediately 
erected a dwelling house upon the lot, 
which has ever since been precisely the 
same lot as that now occupied by the 
Franklin building. Colonel Higginson 
lived in this house, which was elegant for 
the time ; and died possessed of it March 
23, 1719-20, at the age of seventy-three. 
In his will, he devised the estate to his 
son Nathaniel Higginson for his life, and 
then to go to Nathaniel's children. Na- 
thaniel died in 1720, leaving three chil- 
dren, Mary, wife of Capt. Nathaniel An- 
drew of Salem, mariner, Hannah Higgin- 
son, and Elizabeth, wife of Obadiah Mors 
of Boston, goldsmith. Hannah Higginson 
lived in Salem, and, for one hundred and 
sixty pounds, conveyed her interest in the 
estate to her brother-in-law Captain 
Andrew May 7, 1734.* Mrs. Mors and her 
husband, for one hundred and sixty 
pounds, conveyed her interest in the estate 
to Captain Andrew Oct. 14, 1735.! Cap- 
tain Andrew died Feb. 4, 1762, having 
devised the house " I now dwell in " and 
barn to his son John Andrew. The 
estate was then valued at five hundred 
and thirty-three pounds, six shillings and 
eight pence. In the house were then 
mentioned the western lower room, kitch- 
en, kitchen chamber, western chamber, 
easternmost chamber best room, garret, 
cellar, tront closet, and '* bofet closet." 
John Andrew was a goldsmith, and lived 
in this house until Dec. 4, 1784, when, for 
three hundred pounds, he conveyed the 
estate to John Gardner of Salem, mer- 
chant. J Mr. Gardner removed to Danvers, 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 62, leaf 180. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 68, leaf 217. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 143, leaf i. 

and, for seven thousand, seven hundred and 
eighty-five dollars, conveyed " the old man- 
sion house" and all other old buildings and 
the lot to Samuel Archer, 3d, of Salem 
May 22, 1809.* Mr. Archer immediate- 
ly removed the old house and erected on 
its site the first Franklin building, which 
he built of brick. 

John Rogers House. This lot was 
granted by the town to Daniel Rumball 
of Salem, blacksmith, in consideration of 
his conveying to the use of Rev. John 
Higginson a lot on the north side of the 
common near what is now Williams street. 
This was the first lot granted in this row 
of house lots. At a town meeting, held 
April 30, 1660, it was "voted that Good- 
man Rumble shalle haue a peec of 
ground In the penn wheare it may be 
Leaft prediudife to the towne in Lew of 
the ground hee spared to build vppon a 
a houfe for mr Higgeffon : foot for foot : 
to be Layed owt by the select men." 
For thirty pounds, he conveyed the lot to 
John Rogers of Salem, glazier, Oct. 30, 
1675.1 Mr. Rogers built a house upon 
the lot probably immediately after his 
purchase, and conveyed both house and 
lot, being his homestead, to his niece Re- 
becca Putnam, providing that she should 
live with him as a nurse to him, Aug. 16, 
1 7 15. 1 Mr. Rogers' wife had died the 
year previous, and he died Nov. 30, 1715, 
aged sixty eight. Miss Putnam married 
Rev. Daniel Putnam of Reading in 1719 ; 
and, for one hundred and ten pounds, 
they conveyed the house and land around 
it to Jonathan Very of Salem, cordwainer, 
June 23, i724.§ Deacon Very Hved in 
the house, and died possessed of it in 1 768, 
his will, dated March 24, 1764, being 
proved Jan. 2, 1769. He devised his 
real estate to his children, J(mathan Very, 
Abigail Very, Mary Symonds, Elizabeth 
Cheever, Martha Pitman, and Bethiah 
Archer, and grand children, Joseph Pratt, 
Susannah Pratt and William Cook. The 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 187, leaf 170. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 31. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 27, leaf 218. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 65, leaf 128. 



house, barn and land around them were 
then appraised at two hundred and fifty- 
three pounds, six shillings, and eight 
pence. Joseph Pratt, mariner, and 
widow Susannah Pratt, both of Salem, for 
thirty-three pounds, conveyed their in- 
terest in the mansion house and land of 
their grandfather Jonathan Very to George 
Peele of Salem, trader, Dec. 23, 1791.* 
John Pitman, jr., and Thomas Pitman, 
both of Salem, mariners, two of the grand- 
children of Jonathan Very, and the guar- 
dian of William Pitman, another grandson, 
for twelve pounds and twelve shillings, 
conveyed their interest to Mr. Peele Dec. 
23, 1791.1 Jonathan Very of Salem, 
truckman, the son of the deceased, for 
thirty pounds, conveyed his interest in 
the estate to Mr. Peele July 2, 1793. J 
Joshua Pitman, house wright, Benjamin 
Reed, mariner, and wife Martha in her 
right, Jonathan Morong, mariner, and 
wife Mary, in her right, all of Salem, 
grandchildren of Jonathan Very, for ten 
pounds and sixteen shillings, conveyed 
their interest in the estate to William 
Ball of Salem, cordwainer, Sept. 17,1 787. § 
William Cook, mariner, and Mary Cheev- 
er, spinster, both of Salem, grandchildren 
of Jonathan Very, for twenty pounds, con- 
veyed their interest to Mr. Ball Sept. 22, 
1787.11 James Archer, cordwainer, and 
wife Elizabeth, in her right, Elisha Gun- 
nison, mariner, and wife Mary, in her 
right, all of Salem, grandchildren of Jona- 
than Very, for eight pounds and twelve 
shillings, conveyed their interest to Mr. 
Ball March 27, i788.f Daniel Need- 
ham of Salem, mariner, and wife Mary, 
in her right, granddaughter of Jonathan 
Very, for four pounds and nmeteen shil- 
lings, conveyed her interest to Mr. Ball 
Sept. 4, 1792.** Joseph Symonds, house- 
wright, James Symonds, fisherman, Mar- 

• Essex 
t Essex 
t Essex 
§ Essex 
II Essex 
H Essex 
** Essex 

Registry of Deeds, book 154, leaf 113. 
Registry of Deeds, book 154, leaf 114. 
Registry of Deeds, book 155, leaf 274. 
Registry of Deeds, book 147, leaf 119. 
Registry of Deeds, book 148, leaf no. 
Registry of Deeds, book 147, leaf 208. 
Registry of Deeds, book 155, leaf 214. 

garet Symonds, spinster, and Jonathan 
Archer, husbandman, all of Salem, grand- 
children of Jonathan Very, for seventeen 
pounds, five shillings and eight pence, 
conveyed their interest to Mr. Ball March 
30, 1793.* Bethiah Archer of Salem, 
spinster, and William Millet, mariner, 
and wife Sarah, in her right, grandchil- 
dren of Jonathan Very, for fifty dollars, 
conveyed their interest in the estate to 
Mr. Ball Feb. 25, 1796.* A partition of 
the estate was made in court Nov. 27, 
1793, between George Peele and William 
Ball, and the house and land around it 
were assigned to Mr. Ball;t and he ap- 
parently removed the old house before 

Robert Woodberry Lot. This lot was 
granted by the town to Manasseh Mar- 
ston of Salem, blacksmith, in town meet- 
ing, 7: 8 mo: 1665; and the record 
reads as follows : "voated that manasses 
maston shall haue the same quantitie 
of land at the eft end of Goodman 
Rumbls lott in the pen : paying as others 
did for thires in the same Rang : once in 
two yeares." Mr. Marston conveyed the 
lot to Robert Wilkes of Salem, ship car- 
penter, July 29, 1669.]: Mr. Wilkes died 
in the autumn of 1677, having devised 
the lot with a shop upon it to his nephew 
Robert Woodberry, then only five 
years of age. The lot was valued at 
thirty pounds. Mr. Woodberry lived in 
Beverly, being a mariner, and owned the 
shop and lot until 1707. 

John Lander House. This lot was 
granted by the selectmen of Salem to 
John Lander April 5, 1672. The record 
of the grant is as follows : "Jn** Lander 
Nich"* Maning for his Sone in law Joseph 
Grey James Symonds Nath Silfby & 
petter Cheeuers haue Each of them a 
houfe Lott Granted them, according to 
the Same pportion w^^ Manafses Marfton 
had, and they are Each of them to pay 
fine pounds for Each lott, in Some Good 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 160, leaf 177. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 158, leaf 98. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 67. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 8. 


pay to the Select mens Content, and 
w***in one year after this Grant, and 
they are Each of them Injoyned to Build 
a houfe on ther lotts w'^^in two years 
time after this Grante or the S** lotts to 
returne to the Towne Againe, and Each 
man is Injoyn'd to Carry the watter 
through his land towMs y® Sea John 
Launder is to haue the next lott towM 
Manafses Marftons Nich° Maning the 2^ 
James Symonds the third Nath Selfby the 
fowerth & petter Cheeuers the fift 
Lay'd out by the Select men, to Seu'^all 
Persons A houfe lott a pece in the 
Swampy Grownd in the Common, for 
v/^^ they are to pay fine pownds a pece 
Each man for his lott,'' etc. Mr. Lander 
built a house upon the lot and lived in it 
until his death, which occurred before 
Feb. 29, 1743, when his real estate was 
divided. The house and land around it 
were assigned to his daughter Sarah 
Johnson. She was a widow Aug. 15, 
1765, when she mortgaged ^'my mansion 
house heretofore of my father John Lan- 
der, deceased," and land under and 
around it, to John Bray of Salem, cord- 
wainer;* and she conveyed it to Mr. 
Bray Aug. 25, 1768.! Mr. Bray re- 
moved the old house before 1790, 
probably soon after 1768. 

James and Deborah Holgate and Ben- 
jamin Gray House. This lot was 
granted by the selectmen of Salem to 
Nicholas Manning for his son Joseph 
Gray April 5, 1672. Mr. Gray lived here, 
being a gunsmith, and died in 1690, hav- 
ing devised to his wife Deborah "my dwell- 
ing house," etc., for her life, and then to 
his children equally. The dwelling house, 
shop and land were then appraised at 
eighty pounds. Joseph Gray, the eldest 
son of the deceased, for five pounds, con- 
veyed his interest in the estate to his 
stepfather Dr. James Holgate of Salem 
May 4, 1 697. J Mrs. Holgate died, and 
Doctor Holgate, for four pounds, con- 

veyed his interest in the house and lot to 
her son Benjamin Gray of Salem, turner, 
April 25, 17 1 2.* Mr. Gray died in the 
winter of 1 716-7, having devised his 
estate to his son Benjamin Gray of Salem, 
chairmaker. The estate was then valued 
at ninety pounds. Mr. Gray removed the 
house before his death which occurred in 
the winter of 17 60-1. 

James Symonds Lot. This lot was 
granted by the selectmen of Salem to 
James Symonds of Salem, a joiner, April 
5, -1672 ; and he continued to own it until 
his decease in 1714, when the lot was 
valued at thirty pounds. 

Nathaniel Silsbee House. This lot was 
granted by the selectmen of Salem to Na- 
thaniel Silsbee of Salem April 5, 1672. 
He erected a house upon the lot, and died 
possessed of the estate about 17 18, ad- 
ministration being granted on his estate 
July 3, 1724. The estate remained un- 
divided until Jan. 23, 1755, when a di- 
vision took place. The house and lot 
were then valued at four hundred pounds. 
The estate was assigned to the eldest son 
Nathaniel Silsbee of Salem, housewright. 
Mr." Silsbee owned the property until his 
death Jan. 2, 1769, having devised it to 
his son William Silsbee. The house was 
gone before 1778, while the lot was 
owned by WilHam Silsbee. 

Sarah Manning House. This lot was 
granted to Thomas Beadle by the town 
on or before April 1 5, 1 67 2 .f Mr. Beadle 
was of Salem, mariner, and proceeded, 
sometime after the date of the grant, to 
erect a house upon the lot ; but before he 
had completed the house, for thirty-four 
pounds sterling, he conveyed to Robert 
Stone of Salem, seaman, " the frame of a 
dwelling house, soe far as the carpenters 
work was now done to it, as it stands, 
raised, with all ye clabords, boards & 
shingles that belongs to it, & now lyes 
in place at or neere the said frame, with 
six windowes to be sett up, according to 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 124, leaf 170. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 163, leaf 215. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 121. 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 24, leaf 197. 
tSee records of the selectmen of Salem of that 



my first agreement with the carpenter, 
alsoe y® ground y® sd frame stands upon 
& is there adjoining, that belonges 
thereto," etc. being this lot, April 12, 
1676.* Mr. Stone died before June 24, 
1690, when the inventory of his estate 
was taken, possessed of the house in 
which his daughter Sarah and her hus- 
band Jacob Manning then lived. The 
house, shop and lot were appraised at 
fifty pounds. Mrs. Manning apparently 
became the sole owner of the house and 
lot; and died before Oct. 25, 1756, when 
administration was granted upon her es- 
tate. The house was then called "an old 
house " and together with the land, was 
appraised at fifty three pounds, six 
shillings and eight pence. The 
estate was divided Dec. 31, 1756, among 
the children of the deceased, Katherine 
Berr>', Mary Booth and Sarah Manning 
being assigned the western half of the 
house and lot, and Samuel Manning and 
Benjamin Manning the eastern half. John 
Booth of Salem, laborer, and wife Mary, 
and Sarah Manning of Salem, spinster, 
for seventeen pounds, fifteen shillings and 
six pence, conveyed their interest to their 
sister Katharine Berry of Salem, widow, 
Jan. I, i757.t Mrs. Berry, for twenty- 
six pounds, thirteen shillings and three 
pence, conveyed the interest she then pos- 
sessed to her brother Benjamin Manning 
of Salem, mariner, Oct. 20, 1757.I 
Samuel Manning of Oxford, gunsmith, 
for five pounds, six shillings and eight 
pence, conveyed his fifth interest in the 
house and lot to Benjamin Manning Oct. 
2 7> i756.§ Benjamin removed the old 
house before 1768, when he died. 

Mary Cheever House, and Samuel 
Cheever and Samuel Hayward Lots. 
These lots comprised the lot of land 
which was granted by the selectmen of 
Salem to Peter Cheever of Salem, glover, 
April 5, 1672. He conveyed, for eighteen 
pounds and one shilling, the southwestern 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 134. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 104, leaf 60. 
TEssex Registry of Deeds, book 106, leaf 75. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 104, leaf 155. 

portion (within the dashes) of the Samu- 
el Hayward lot with a shop thereon, to 
Nathaniel Beadle, 3d, of Salem, cord- 
wainer, March 31, 1699.* Mr. Beadle, 
for nineteen pounds and sixteen shillings, 
conveyed the same property to Samuel 
Hayward of Salem, cooper, Aug. 26, 
1699.* Mr. Cheever died possessed of 
the remainder of this entire lot in the 
summer of 1699, having in his will de- 
vised the remainder of the Samuel Hay- 
ward lot to his son Peter Cheever. 
Peter, who also lived in Salem, glover, 
for seven pounds, conveyed it to Samuel 
Hayward Nov. 22, 1699 ;t ^iid Mr. Hay- 
ward owned the whole of his lot for several 
years after 1700. 

Mr. Cheever devised the lot marked 
"Samuel Cheever," and the butcher's 
shop thereon, to his son Samuel Cheever 
of Salem, seaman, who conveyed the 
property, for fourteen pounds and five 
shillings, to Thomas Medcalf of Ipswich, 
husbandman, Jan. 3, 1699- 1700. J 

Mr. Cheever devised the remainder of 
his lot and the house to his wife Mary 
Cheever, the house and the portion of 
the lot he then possessed being valued at 
one hundred and ten pounds. Mrs. 
Cheever, for eighty- five pounds, conveyed 
the house called " a small old house," and 
ten rods of land around it to James Cheev- 
er of Salem, turner, March 7, 1727-8. § 
Mr. Cheever removed the house before 
1763, when his death occurred. 

Richard Prince House. This lot was 
granted by the town in town meeting 
7 : I mo : 1669-70, to Richard Prince, jr., 
the records being as follows : " Graunted 
that Rich Prince Jun shall purchafe a 
houfe lott of the fame quantity in the 
Range of land next to Daniell Rumbals ;" 
and the selectmen, at a meeting Sept. 25, 
167 1, " Laid out to m^ Richard Prince A 
houfe lott downe in the Common Right 
ouer Against Michel Chaplmans houfe, 
and he is to pay the Towne fine pownds 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 196. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 14, leaf 43. 
J Essex Registry of Deeds, book 18, leaf 4. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 46, leaf 167. 



for it; for w«^ is debito'* to the Towne 
Still, it Containes in Length running 
North and South, about Seauen rodd & 
fower foote and in breadth fewer redd & 
halfe." Mr. Prince died in September, 
1702, having in his will devised the estate 
to his three sons Richard, Joseph and 
John equally. Joseph died in 1703, and 
John soon afterward. Richard was his 
brothers' heir. He lived here, and took 
down the house, building a new one in its 
place, some years before his death, which 
occurred in or before 1753. 


Continued from volume VIII^ Po^g^ J 12. 

Court, 26 : I : 1650. 

" John Endecot Efquire Gov^" 

Judges : Mr. Symon Broadstreet, Mr. 
Samuell Symonds and Capt. Robert 

Jury of trials : Willm Bartholmew, 
Mathy Boyce, Symon Tomson, Christo- 
pher Ossgood, John Wiate, John Prock- 
ter, Willm Goodhue, John Sanders, 
Abraham Tappan, George Little, Jeames 
Barker and John Tod ; and Jacob Barney 
in room of Mr. Bartholmew for one action. 

Will of Robert Johnson of Rowley 
proved. Inventory filed. 

Will of Mr. Thomas Nelson proved. 
Inventory filed. 

John Ward v. Mr. John Clarke. Tried 
at Salem in 1648. 

Richard Shattswell v. Zacheous Goold. 
About a stray mare. In the margin ap- 
pear the names of Richard Longhorne, 
Richard Homes and Robert Swan. 

Mr. William Payne v. Mr. John Tom- 
son. Verdict that all fish made by Mr. 
Stephen Sergent's three boats at his stage 
at Stare Island, with houses, salt stages, 
etc., seized by defendant, be returned to 

Edmond Farington v. Mr. Adam Win- 
trop attorney of Capt. Stephen Wintrop. 

John Ward v. Mr. John Clarke. For 
bringing his estate out of England, and 
for use of his money since 9th month, 

Robert Starkeweathr v. Thomas White. 

Mr. William Payne v. Mr. Robert Sal- 

Mr. Robert Saltingstall v. Mr. William 

["m^ Paine affermed to mee, that 
many of thofe comodities, w^^ my broth- 
e*^ Rob""' reed of him were for the ufe of 
my fath"^^ eftate upon w*'^ I relying did 
receive fatiffaction in cattle out of my 
fath" eftate, w*^*^ being given in upon ac- 
count hee accepted for ought I know. 

" Richrd Saltonfall." 
— Filesr^ 

Thomas Varnye, son of William Varnye, 
being bound unto WiUiam Bartholomew of 
Ipswich for fourteen years, is now assigned 
to Mr. Henry Bartholmew of Salem. 

John Coolye, being aged, and having 
fits, whereby he falls, is freed from train- 

John Perkins, sr., being above sixty 
years old, is freed from ordinary train- 

Thomas Leigh, aged above seventy 
years, is freed from ordinary training. 

Joseph Medcalfe, in regard of his lame- 
ness in one arm and deafness on one side 
of his head, is freed from ordinary train- 

Thomas Rolinson, Mr. Samuell Apple- 
ton, Philip Fowlar and Steph. Jordon, on 
account of age, etc., are freed from ordi- 
nary training. 

Henry Bartholmew of Salem appointed 
administrator of the estate of Robert 
Norington who was drowned near Marble- 

Frances Jordon appointed to execute 
corporal punishment. 

John Perry e of Newbury, for abusive 
carriages to his wife, bound to good 
behavior, and to sit one hour in stocks at 

Anthonye Mose fined five pounds for 
digging a pit and not filling it up whereby 
a child was drowned. 

Joseph Withe committed to Georg Git- 
tens. Edward Gillman claims a right to 



Joseph Langton and Willm Rayner 
fined for excessive drinking. 

Tho : Fiske and Tho : White said that 
Joseph Langton said that John Baker 
owed him two or three quarts of wine. 

Thomas Scott to learn Mr. Norton's 
catechism or pay a fine. 

John Bucke fined for stealing wheat, 
and to pay his dame costs of court. 

John Broadstreet whipped for lying. 

Roger Langton and Joseph Laughton 
bound for appearance of the latter at next 

Mr. Hubard ordered to repair highway 
to Wennam pond. 

Town of Ipswich to repair highway. 

Town of Ipswich acquitted for not lay- 
ing out highway to Gloster, as it is done. 
Court, 24 : 7 : 1650. 

Judges : Mr. John Endecott, deputy 
gov"", Mr. Symon Broadstreet, Mr. Sam- 
uell Symonds and Capt. Robert Bridges. 

Grand jury : Mr. Willm Bartholmew, 
Tho : Rolinson, sr., Daniell Warner, 
Tho : Howlett, Mark Symonds, Tho Bish- 
op, Willm Inglish, Willm Moodye, Arche- 
las Woodman, John Merill, Tho : Mighell, 
John Remington, Willm Assye, Hugh 
Smith and Rich : Barker. 

Jury of trials : George Gittens, Thomas 
Smith, Thomas Tre dwell, John Perkins, 
jr., Joseph Reding, Maxemilion Jewet, 
Willm Jackson, Rich: Longhorne, John 
Person, Thom : Milard (also, Mylard), 
Benjamin Swett and John Knight. 

Court adjourned a fortnight. 

Tho : Clarke v. Anthony Potter. Tres- 

Made freemen: Tho: Milard, John 
Knight and Ben : Swet of Newbury and 
Tho : Smith of Ipswich. 

Edmond Farington v. Willm Flint. 
Trespass for taking away hay. 

George Gittens and Joseph Reding, 
jurymen, fined for not appearing. 

Willm Mouer (also, Moore) v. Isack 

Hugh Sherrat v. Tristram Coffin, Dan- 
iel Perce and John Chator. 

Mr. Symon Broadstreet v. William Rob- 

Larence Turner v. Henry Lenord and 
wife Mary. Defamation. 

Larence Turner v. John Hard man. 

John Bond v. John Hardman (also, 
Herdman). Slander. 

John West v. Marke Symonds Edward 
Browne and John Knolton. De.famation. 

Mr. Jeames Noyce v. John Tillieson. 
For killing a mare. 

Erasmus Jeames and wife Jane v. Peeter 
Pittford and Edward Pittford. Slander, 
for calling her a witch. 

Mr. William Payne v. Edmond Green- 
leife and Stephen Kent. 

Henry Lenord v. Larence Turner and 
wife. Battery. 

Captain Brigham v. Edward Gofe. 
About the sale of the ship Zebulon. 
Rich : Longhorne swore to service. 

Abraham Tappan and Richard Browne 
V. Tho : Tresslar. 

Will of Mr. William Belingham of Row- 
ley proved. 

Henry Somersbye, being chosen by the 
town of Newbury, is licensed to keep 
an ordinary when Mr. Greenlife gives 

Joseph Armentage attached Mr. Samuell 
Winsloe, but did not enter the action. 

Mary Bidgood, being required to ap- 
pear for not repairing to her husband in 
England, neighbors testified that he 
could not maintain her, nor required her 
to come to him, and by his letters had 
left her to herself and her friends here. 
She is permitted to remain for the pres- 

Humphrey Broadstreet and John Broad- 
street hath their bond of good behavior 

Jo : Tilleson, Mr. John Spencer, 
Nicolas Noice, Richard Browne, Tho 

D and Robt Lovitt — for saying that 

the elders would transgress for a morsel of 

John Herdman and Henry Lenord 
bound for the former's appearance at the 
next court. 

Larence Turner attached Henry Len- 
ord, but did not enter the writ. 



Anthony Mose had been fined. 

John Tillison fined for his many offen- 
ces, and bound to good behavior. Tho ; 
Colman and Willm Tittman sureties. 

Mr. Henrye Sevvall fined and to make 
humble acknowledgment in the chuich 
of Rowley in one month and to pay 
twelve shillings to Mathy Boyce. [Henry 
Sewell, sr., of Rowley was presented, 
lo : 8 mo: 1650, for disturbance in 
the time of the public ordinances. 
Witnesses : Ezekiel Rogers and Lt. 
Remington. Also presented for doing 
violence upon the son of William Acey of 
Rowley and drawing blood. Witnesses : 
The mother and sister of the child. 
— Files.'] 

John and Larance Turner bound to 
bring in Sarah Turner. 

Sarah Turner to be whipped for her 
many offences. 

John Bond to sit in the stock half an 
hour for his misdemeanor. 

John Wiate freed from ordinary train- 
ing, paying five shillings to the use of 
the company per annum. 

Mr. Hubard is given more time on Mr. 
John Whitingham's inventory. 

Jafery Sknelling to be whipped for 
divers lies and bound to good behavior 
for suspicion of filthiness. 

[Goodwife Symons and Willm Symons 
deposed, in court, 11 (8) 1650, that Jcff- 
ry Snelling said that he saw Goodwife 
Morse stealing peas. — Files.'] 

Elizabeth, daughter of Willm Symons, 
to be whipped for filthiness. 

John Sparke bound to his brother-in- 
law Obadiah Wood for five years. 

The court consents that Samuell Sparke 
be bound apprentice to William Inglish 
for seven years, " only reserving to have 
the consent of his Brother for the last 

Walter Roper, being summoned, al- 
lowed costs. 

Constables paid for keeping "pris- 

Five shillings, sixpences allowed to the 
house and one shilling where Mr. Broad- 
street lay. 

Thomas Scott did not come to make 
known that he had learned Mr. Norton's 

To be continued. 


The will of John Perkins of Ipswich 
was proved in the Ipswich court 26:7: 
1654. The following copy was taken from 
the original instrument on file in the pro- 
bate office in Salem 

28th of firft m° called March 1654 
I John Perkines the Elder of Ipfwich 
being at this tyme fick and weake in body 
yet through the mercy and goodnes of 
the Lord retaining my vnderftanding 
and memory : Do thus Difpofe of and be- 
queath my Temporale eftate as ffoUoweh 
firft I Doe giue and bequeath vnto my 
Eldeft fonn John Perkines a foale of 
my young mare being new with foale 
if it pleafe the Lord fhee foale it 
well alfo I give and bequeath to my fonn 
Johns two fonnes John and Abraham to 
each of them one of my yearleing heyfers : 
alfo I give and bequeath to my fonn 
Thomas Perkines one cow and one hey- 
fer alfo I give & bequeath to his fonn 
John Perkines one ewe to be delivered 
for her vfe at the next f hearing tyne alfo 
I doe give and bequeath to my Daughter 
Elizabeth Sarieant one cow and an heyfer 
to be to her and her children after her 
Deceafe as it may pleafe ye Lord they 
may increafe the proffits or increafe to be 
equelly Devided amongft the fayde chil- 
dren alfo I Doe give to my Daughter 
mary Bradery one cow and one heyfer or 
a young fteer to remaine to her & to her 
children in theyr increafe or proffits it 
fhall pleafe the Lord to bleff them and to 
be equaly Devided to the children : alfo 
I Doe give and bequeath to my Daughter 
Lidia Bennitt one cow and one heyfer or 
fteere to be equaly Devided to her chil- 
dren in theyr increafe or proffits after her 
Deceafe : I Doe alfo give vnto my Grand- 
childe Thomas Bradbery one ewe to be 
fett apart for his vfe at ye next fhearing 
tyne : alfo I Doe give and bequeath vnto 



my fonn Jacob Perkines my Dwelling 
houfe together with all the outhowfeing, 
and all my landes of one kinde and other 
together with all improvements therevpon 
to be his in full pofeffion according to a 
former covenant, after the deceafe of my 
wyfe and nott before and fo to remaine 
to him and to his heires forever : all the 
reft of my eftate of one kinde and other 
I Doe wholy leave to my Deare wife Ju- 
deth Perkines apointing and ordaining my 
fayde wyfe the fole Executrix of this my 
Laft will and Teitament Defiring my fayde 
wife to Difpofe of the cattell aboue men- 
tioned according to her difcrefion as they 
fhall ^lo/per fteeref or heyfers as alfo to 
Difpoie of fome of the mcxeafe or fome of 
the increafe of the fheep to ||the|| chil- 
dren of my fonn Thomas and of my three 
Daughters at the Difcrefion of my fayde 
wife and this I Doe ordaine as my Laft 
will and Teftament fubfcribed with mine 
owne hand this twenty eighth Day of y^ 
firft month 1654 

figned in pre fence of John fj Perkines 
William Bartholmew his ^ mark 

Thomas Harris 


Margaret Berry of Manchester married 
Asa Adams of Hamilton Oct. 10, 1796. 
— Hamilton town records. 

Meriam Berry married James McAdams 
Nov. 3, 1790. 

Widow Jane Berry of Haverhill mar- 
ried Valentine Hickey, " a transient per- 
son,' | July 19, 1789. 

Alice Berry married Stephen Knight 
May 17, 1795. 

Abigail Berry married Stephen Web- 
ster, jr., Feb. 21, 1722-3. 

John Berry married Jenny Frink ; chil- 
dren : Meriam, born Aug. 16, 1772 ; Elias, 
born Aug. 8, 1774 ; John, born March 12, 
1777 ; Caleb, born Oct. 25, 1779. 

Zebediah Johnson, son ol the widow 
Jenny Berry, born May 9, 1785. 

— Haverhill town records, 

Thomas Berry of Ipswich died before 
May II, 1693, when administration was 

granted on his estate to Agnes, wife of 
Giles Cowes of Ipswich. His daughter 
Agnes married Gyles Cowes Feb. 27, 
1672, in Ipswich. Three pounds of Mr. 
Berry's estate was in the hands of widow 
Berry. — Probate records and county rec- 

Capt. Thomas Berry' of Boston married 
Margaret Rogers (daughter of John Rog- 
ers, president of Harvard college) of Ip- 
swich Dec. 28, 1686; lived in Boston, 
where he died about 1696; she married, 
secondly, John Leverett, president of 
Harvard college, Nov. 25, 1697; and 
died June 7, 1720, at the age of fifty- four. 
Children of Thomas and Margaret Berry : 

1. Margaret,^ born in Boston June 25, 
1692. 2. Elizabeth,^ born in Ipswich 
Sept. 20, 1693 ; married Daniel Appleton 
of Ipswich June 8, 17 15; she died at 
Cambridge Nov. 28, 1773, being known 
as " Madam Elizabeth Appleton." 3. 
Thomas,^ born in Boston March 19, 1694- 
5 ; graduated at Harvard college, 1 7 1 2 ; 
lived in Ipswich ; was colonel, representa- 
tive, justice of the court of common pleas, 
judge of the probate court for the county 
of Essex, of the governor's council, 1735- 
1751, and an eminent physician; mar- 
ried, first, Martha Rogers (daughter of 
Rev. John Rogers) of Ipswich (published 
24 : 6 : 1717) ; she died Aug. 25, 1727, 
at the age of thirty-three ; he married, sec- 
ond, EHzabeth Turner of Salem May 2, 
1728; he died Aug. 10, 1756, at the age 
of sixty-one; in his will be gave fifty 
pounds to the South church in Ipswich, 
with which to procure a piece of plate ; 
his wife, known as *' Madam Elizabeth 
Berry," died in 1775 ; administration on 
her estate being granted Aug. i, 1775 ; 
his children, born in Ipswich, were as fol- 
lows : I . Thomas,3 baptized July 20, 1 7 1 8 ; 

2. Elizabeth,3 born Feb. 28, 1 730-1; 
died Dec. 19, 1735; 3. Thomas,3 born 
Sept. 17, 1732; died Nov. 17, 1736; 4. 
Mary,3 baptized Aug. 11, 1734 ; died, an 
infant, Dec. 12, 1735 ; 5. Elizabeth,3 bap- 
tized Nov. 9, 1737 ; married Joseph How 
(published Dec. 9, 1758) ; and died be- 
fore 1768: 6. Thomas,3 born July 29, 



1740; 7. John,3 born Feb. 26, 1742; 
lived in Ipswich ; yeoman and merchant ; 
married Abigail Wise (published July 3, 
1762) ; he died in Ipswich Feb. 21, 1774; 
she married, secondly, John Harris , 4th 
(published Jan. 18, 1776]; and was liv- 
ing in Ipswich in 1781 ; children of John 
and Abigail Berry, born in Ipswich : 
Elizabeth,4 born June 24, 1763; Thomas4, 
baptized Dec. 9, 1764; Abigail,^ baptized 
Jan. 14, 1770 j married Moses Lord, jr., 
Sept. 15, 1794; and Mary,4 born Feb. 23, 
1772 ; married William Rust of Amherst, 
N. H., Nov. 29, 1792. — Records, 

Peter Berry married Susannah Dooke 
(published Dec. 23, 1710) ; and he died 
Feb. 3, 1758. Children: Susannah, bap- 
tized 20 : 5 : 1712 ; married Ezekiel Hunt 
(published April 15, 1715) ; Sarah, bap- 
tized April 4, 1 7 14; published to Mich- 
ael Holland Nov. 30, 1735 j Peter, bap- 
tized 22 : 7 : 1717 ; Elizabeth, baptized 
13: 10: 1719; married Daniel Lakeman 
(published Dec. 11, 1742); Dorothy, 
baptized Aug. 4, 1723 : and John, bap- 
tized June 25, 1727. 

Joseph Berry published to Sarah Spiller 
29 : 7 : 1716. 

Sarah Berry published to William Lake- 
man Nov. 20, 1724. 

— Ipswich town records. 

Children of Thomas and Elizabeth Ber- 
ry : Thomas, born March 14, 1694-5; 
died April 4, 1695 ; Samuel, born June 
25, 1697. 

William Berry married Anna Wayt May 

i3> 1752. 

— Lynn town records, 
Hannah Berry married Cyrus Stiles 
Oct. 29, 1789. — Middle ton town records. 


Queries are inserted for one cent a word. 
Answers are solicited. 

442. Wanted, ancestries of (i) James 
Nourse and (2) Elizabeth Mansfield, 
married at Lynn, 1785; (3) Jacob In- 
galls and (4) Mary Tucker, married at 
Lynn, 1737; (5) John Farrington and 
(6) Abigail Fuller, married at Lynn, 

1720; and (7) Sarah Farrington who 
married Joseph Breed at Lynn, 1683; 
also (8) maiden name and ancestry of 
Mary (wife of Hugh) Alley, who died, 
1674; and (9) name and ancestry of 
wife of Allen Breed who died, 1692. 
New York, N. Y. j. d. l. 

443. Wanted, ancestry of John Goss 
who married, July 30, 1728, at Bradford, 
Mass., Mehitable Bailey, daughter of 
James3 and Hannah (Wood) Bailey. 

Manchester, N, H. a. r. w. l. 

444. Wanted, ancestry of Nathaniel 
Stacy, born Ipswich, Sept. 16, 1752, of 
Samuel Stacy and Hannah Ayres, pub- 
lished June 21, 1746. c. E. s. 

New Haven, Conn, 


216. Leader Nelson's father, Joseph 
Nelson, was son of Matthew Nelson of 
Portsmouth, N. H. The latter was in 
Portsmouth's tithing men's list in 1678; 
and his first recorded deeds of land were 
in Newington on the river, in 1679, 
nearly opposite where Charles Nelson 
had bought land on the eastern shore in 
1675. Savage's Genealogical Dictionary 
states that in 1684 he had a wife Jane 
(Rawlings?), and that in 1690 he was 
solicitor for Massachusetts. He had a 
second wife Agnes (Hunking?). He 
lived later in Portsmouth town, and last 
on " Walford's Plantation " at the head 
of Sagamore Creek, in Portsmouth, which 
he bought in 1697. He died before 
April II, 1 713. His children were as 

follows : , who married Nathaniel 

Tuckerman in 1708 ; John, who died, un- 
married, about 1720; Matthew, who mar- 
ried Mary Cotton in June, 1715 ; Joseph, 
whose wife was Ann (Leader?) ; Mark, 
who married widow Elizabeth Man, a 
daughter of John and Elizabeth Kennard, 
Dec. 2Z, 1732. There were very proba- 
bly the following named children, also : 
James, who was in the " expedition east- 
ward " about 1 7 10; Abigail, who married 
Josiah Moses Nov. 12, 1719; William, 
who married Margaret Swaine Dec. 29, 



1726 ; and Elizabeth, who married Benja- 
min Cowell Nov. 27, 1729. Many of 
the descendants of Matthew, Joseph and 
Mark have been traced. John, of Exeter, 
was son of Matthew. Leader's son Sam- 
uel probably settled in Barnstead, N. H., 
but further information about that is 
desired.— /^^«^. Moses, Strafford, N.H. 
293. Elizabeth, wife, first of John 
Kingsbury of Rowley and Haverhill, and, 
second, in 1672, of Peter Green, was 
probably daughter of Elizabeth Button of 
Haverhill, as Elizabeth Batten of Haver- 
hill conveyed to her " son-in-law " Peter 
Green land in Haverhill Dec. 7, 1673, by 
deed recorded in Old Norfolk County 
Deeds, book 3, leaf 75. The witnesses 
to the deed were Henry Kinsberry and 
Joseph Kinsberry. — Ed. 


A Chase Chart. Mr. Francis Nelson 
Chase of Lowell, Mass., has published 
his ancestral chart mounted upon cloth. 
It gives his descent in its many lines, and 
is illustrated with autographs, coats- of- 
arms, and a drawing of the old Chase 
homestead at Corliss hill in Haverhill. 

On the Formation of Local Collec- 
tions. By John Robinson. Salem, 1904. 
This is an important paper read at the 
field meeting of the Andover Natural His- 
tory Society at the Alderbrook farm, July 
20, 1904, by Mr. Robinson of the Pea- 
body Academy of Science in Salem. 
Paper; nineteen duodecimo pages. 

Ezekiel Cheever, Schoolmaster. By 
Elizabeth Porter Gould. Boston, 1904. 
This little cloth bound book of ninety- 
four pages, is a fine addition to similar 
monographs. The introduction is by Ed- 
ward Everett Hale, D. D., and in his ac- 
customed style. The larger portion of 
the volume is, of course, devoted to the 
biography of Master Cheever, who *was 
bom in London Jan. 25, 16 14. He 
taught school in New Haven, Conn., 
1639-1650, in Ipswich, Mass., 1650-1661, 
in Charlestown, 1661-1670; and in Bos- 

ton, being master of the Latin School, 
1671-1708. He taught up to his last ill- 
ness, dying Sept. 12, 1708, when ninety- 
three years of age. Among the illustra- 
tions is a half-tone cut of the tablet to 
Master Cheever's memory in the Boston 
Latin School. 

Chipmans of America. By Alberto 
Lee Chipman. Poland, Me., 1904. Be- 
ginning with John Chipman, born at 
Bryan s- Piddle, near Dorchester, England, 
who was the first and only one of the 
name to seek a home in America, the 
book contains a complete genealogy of 
the Chipman family as descended from 
him, down to the eighth generation. 
The volume contains 232 pages, but has 
no index. It is well printed in clear 
type on good paper. It is illustrated by 
half-tone cuts of the author and Rev. 
Richard Manning Chipman of Harwinton, 
Torrington, Chattam and East Granby, 
Conn., and Athol, Mass., and a colored 
print of the English arms of Chipman. 
Price, $4. Address Ye Chipman Printery, 
Poland, Me. 

CuMMiNGS Genealogy : Isaac Cum- 
mings, 1 601- 1677, of Ipswich in 1638; 
and some of his Descendants. By Albert 
Oren Cummins. Montpelier, Vt, 1904. 
Mr. Cummins has completed his exten- 
sive work upon the history and genealogy 
of the American Cummings family. The 
volume is bound in cloth, and contains 
643 octavo pages, fifty- seven of which 
comprise the index. The book contains 
considerable biographical matter, and 
much genealogy of the families of the 
daughters. It appears to be quite com- 
plete ; and is well printed on fine paper 
with plain and tasteful type. There are 
many plates in the volume, mostly por- 
traits, the frontispiece being an excellent 
likeness of the author. Mr. Cummins 
can congratulate himself upon the com- 
pletion of his task, which he has so faith 
fully and successfully performed. He has 
pubhshed the volume himself. His address 
is Montpelier, Vt. ; and the price of the 
book is five dollars. 





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The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. IX. 

Salem, Mass., April, 1905. 

No. 2. 


T9E surname of Blasdell is also 
spelled in early records in Essex county 
Blaisdell, Blaisdill^ Biasdale, Blasdel^ 
Bias dill ^ Blase dill, B lass dell, Blazdale, 
Blazdel, Blazdell diwd Blesdale. 

The American ancestor of this family 

Ralph Blasdell', a tailor. He lived 
in Salisbury as early as 1640, having come 
from York, Me. He married Elizabeth 

; and died between 1648 and 

1650. His wife Elizabeth survived him ; 
and died in Salisbury, his widow, " about 
ye middle of August, 1667." 

Children : — 

2 — I. Henry,'' b. about 1632. See below {2). 

3 — n. Sarah,^ d. 17: II : 1646, in Salisbury. 

4 — III. Mary,'^ b. 5: I mo: 1641; m., first, 

Joseph Stowers before 1667; lived 

in Charlestown, where he d. in 

1672; she m., second, William 

Starling Dec. 19, 1676, and lived 

in Haverhill, where she d. May 29, 


Henry Blasdell^, born about 1632. 
He was a planter or husbandman and 
tailor, and lived in that part of Salisbury 
that was set off as Amesbury in 1666. He 
married, first, Mary Haddon before 1657 ; 
and she died in Amesbury Dec. 12, 1691. 

He married, second, Elizabeth 

before 1702 ; and he died between 1705 
and 1707. 

Children : — 
5 — I. Ebenezer,^ b. 17: 8 : 1657, in Salis- 

bury. See below (j). 
6 — II. Mary,^ b. May 29, 1660, in Salis- 

bury. D. W. Hoyt states that she 
married Robert Rawlins. 
7 — in. Henry,=* b. April 28, 1663, in Salis- 

bury. See below (7). 

8— IV. 

9— V. 

10 — VI. 

II — VII. 

12 — VIII. 

13— IX. 

Elizabeth,' b. about 1665. This 
child is given by D. W. Hoyt, who 
says she probably m. John-Hunting- 

Ralph,=^ b. about 1667; laborer; 
lived in Amesbury; d. Jan. 11, 
1691, probably unmarried. 

John,' b. May 27, 1668 (D. W. 
Hoyt). See below (lo). 

Sarah,' b. Nov. II, 1671; m. Ste- 
phen Flanders June 20, 1706, 
in Amesbury. 

Jonathan,' b. Oct. 11, 1676. See 
below {12). 

Samuel,' "6th son"; d. in Amesbury 
Oct. 3, 1683. 

Ebenezer Blasdell3, born in Salisbury 
17: 8: 1657. He was a husbandman 
and cooper, and lived in Amesbury. He 
married Sarah Colby about 1680; and 
died Aug. 10, 17 10, in Amesbury. She 
survived him, and died in Amesbury, his 
widow, March 14, 1711. 

Children, born in Amesbuiy : — 
14 — I. Ephraim,* b. about 1682. See below 


15— n. Thomas,* d. before 1712 (D. W. 

16 — III. Ebenezer/ b. Dec. 29, 1686; cooper; 
lived in Amesbury until 171 2 when 
he settled in York, Me. ; pub. to 
Sarah Chase of Newbury Feb. 5, 
1708-9; m. Abigail (Ingerson), wid- 
ow of Joseph Jenkins of York 
about 1 71 2. He had a large family. 

17 — IV. Eleanor,* b. Nov. 30, 1688; d. Jan. 
19, 1688-9. 

18 — V. Mary," d. young (D. W. Hoyt). 

19 — VI. Ralph,* b. April 21, 1692. See be- 
low (/9). 

20— VII. Sarah/ b. July 27, 1694; unmarried 
in 1713. 

Henry Blasdell3, born in Salisbury 
April 28, 1663. He was a husbandman 



and tailor, and lived in Amesbury. He 

married, first, Mary in or before 

1686 ; and she was his wife in 1690. He 
married, second, Hannah (Rowell), widow 
of Thomas Colby of Amesbury about 
1691 ; and she died in Amesbury Aug. 9, 
1707. He married, third, Dorothy 
Martin Oct. 27, 1707. He died before 
March 11, 1707-8, when administration 
was granted upon his estate ; and his wife 
Dorothy survived him. He had " a garri- 
son house," valued at one pound, inven- 
toried with his other estate. His 
widow Dorothy married, secondly, Thomas 
Ayers of Haverhill, widower, March 7, 

Children : — 
21—1. Henry.'* See below {21). 

22 — II. Mary/ m. Samuel Clough, jr., of 
Amesbury, husbandman, Dec. 12, 
1706; and she was his wife in 
23—111. John,* b. Feb. 4, 1686-7, m Ames- 
bury; "2d son." See below {2j). 


Lt. John Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
May 27, 1668. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married 
Elizabeth (Challis), widow of John Hoyt, 
Jan. 6, 1692-3 ; and died May — , 1733, 
administration being granted on his estate 
June 25, 1733. She survived him, and 
was living in 1744. His estate was 
appraised at ^753, iij-., 3^. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
24 — I. Mary,* b. Nov. 3, 1693; m. Abner 

Hoyt Nov. 14, 1 71 7. 
25 — II. Elizabeth,* b. Nov. 24, 1695; m. 
David Clough of Amesbury, laborer, 
Nov. 25, 1 7 18; and she was living 

in 1755. 

26 — III. Ralph,* b. April 10, 1698. See be- 
low {^26). 

27 — IV. Philip,* b. Aug. 9, 1700; "second 
son." See below {27). 

28 — v. Jacob,* b. Feb. 9, 1703; mariner; 
lived in Amesbury; m. Jemima 
Hook Sept. 30, 1727; she d. Nov. 
13, 1740, aged thirty-six; and he 
d. between 1755 and 1760, ad- 
ministration being granted on his 
estate April 14, 1760. His estate 
was insolvent. No children known. 


Jonathan Blasdel3, born in Amesbury 
Oct. II, 1676. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in Amesbury. He had a privi- 
lege in the stream for mills at Trickling 
falls. He married Hannah Gimson 
(Jameson) about 1698; and died before 
Nov. 28, 1748, when administration was 
granted on his estate, which was ap- 
praised at £6$!, IS., 2d. His wife 
Hannah was living in 1748, but probably 
died before June 5, 1748. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
29 — I. Mary,* b. Nov. 21, 1699; m. Gideon 

Lowell Jan. 3, 1722-3. 
30—11. Daniel,* b. March 5, 1 701-2. See 

below {30). 
31— HI. Anne,* b. Oct. 23, 1704; m. Philip 

Quinby Dec. 19, 1729. 
32— IV. Elijah,* b. Nov. 19,1706. See be- 
low {32). 
33 — V. Jonathan,* b. Aug. 15, 1709; black- 
smith; lived in Kingston, N. H. ; 
m. Hannah Jones Aug. 5, 1731; 
built iron works in East Kingston, 
at Trickling falls; his will, dated 
May II, 1781 ; was proved Jan. 29, 
1 782. They had eleven children. 
34— VI. David,* b. Feb. 5, 1711-2. See be- 
low {34). 
35 — VII. Enoch,* b. July 9, 1714. See below 

36— VIII. Samuel,,* "youngest son," 1750. 

See below (36). 

37 — IX. Hannah,* b. June 8, 1720; m. Gid- 
eon Challis Nov. 23, 1738. 

38 — X. Elizabeth,* "youngest, daughter," 
1750; m. Abraham Colby March 
23, 1741-2. 

39 — XI. Henry,* b. April 12, 1726; d. May 
3, 1730, aged four years. 


Ephraim Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
about 1682. He was a cooper, and lived 
in Amesbury. He married Deborah 
Bartlett (published July 9, 1703). He 
died ini 728, administration being granted 
on his estate Aug. 5 , 1728. The inventory 
of his estate amounted to ;^2 26, is. His 
wife Deborah survived him, and married, 
secondly, George Worthen, widower, Oct. 
24, 1732. 

Children, bom in Amesbury : — 
40 — I. Samuel,* b. June 24, 1704. See be- 
low (40). 



41 — II. Abner,^ b. Feb. 25, 1705-6. See 
below {41). 

42 — III. Sarah,' b. April 19, 1708; m. John 
Stevens, jr., of Haverhill, black- 
smith, Dec. I, 1726; and was living 

in 1735- 
43 — IV. Eleanor,* b. Feb. 7, 1709-10; m. 

David Merrill Jan. 15, 1729-30; 

and was living in 1754- 
44 — V. Dinah, = b. Jan. 23, 171 1-2; probably 

d. before 1731. 
45 — VI. Ephraim,^ b. July 2, 1714; d. young. 
46 — VII. Abigail,"^ b. about 1716; m. John 

Parsons of York, Me., March 16, 

47 — VIII. Ephraim,^ b. June 14, 17 19. See be- 
low {47). 

Ralph Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
April 21, 1692. He was a cooper and 
lived in Amesbury until after 1730, when 
he removed to Kingston, N. H. He 
married Mary Davis about 17 10. 

Children, born in Amesbury (except 
Dorothy) : — 
48 — I. Ebenezer,* b. Aug. 14, 1 711; m. 

Sarah Stockman Nov. 29, 1739; 

lived in Kingston, N. H. They 

had six children. 
49 — II. Timothy,* b. July 16, 1713; d. Sept. 

—y 1713- 

50 — III. Humphrey,'' b. Sept. 4, 17 14; d. 

July 19, 1726. 
51 — IV. RoDOLPHUS* (son), b. Jan. 6, 171 7-8; 

d. young. 
52 — V. Timothy,* b. May 8, 1720; cooper; 

lived in Kingston. 
53 — VI. John,' b. March 5, 1725-6; d. Aug. 

10, 1735- 
54 — VII. Sarah, -^ b. July 17, 1730; d. July 14, 

55 — viii. Dorothy,^ bapt. April 22, 1744, in 

East Kingston; m. Stephen Tonga 

of Kingston Nov. 14, 1752. 


Dr. Henry Blasdell4, first a cord- 
wainer until 17 13, after which he was a 
" doctor of physic." He lived in Ames- 
bury until about 17 15, when he removed 
to Chelmsford. He married, first, Martha 
Bartlett of Haverhill (published May 7, 
1709) ; and, second, Lydia Parker before 
1720. He died in the winter of 1735-6, 
his will dated Jan. 7, 1735-6, being proved 
March 18, 1735-6. His wife Lydia sur- 

vived him, and married, secondly, 

Spalding before 1739. 
Children : — 

56—1. Henry,^ b, April 11, 1710, in Ames- 

bury; shipwright and caulker; lived 
in Boston. 

57— n. MARTHA,^ b. Sept. 22, 1713, in 
Amesbury; d. young. 

58— III. Mary.^ b. Aug. 27, 1720, in Chelms- 
ford ; m. Dr. Jonathan Stedman of 

59— IV. Lydia,^ b. May 7, 1723, in Chelms- 
ford; m. Henry Gould of Concord, 
Mass., May 12, 1748. 

60— V. Anna,^ b. April 7, 1725, in Chelms- 
ford; m. John Ball. 

61— VI. Ann,^ b. March 3, 1727, in Chelms- 
ford; m. Oliver Hildreth of Ando- 

62 — vii. Sarah,* b. March 23, 1729-30, in 
Chelmsford; m. Joseph Haywood 
Oct. 30, 1745. 

63— vni. JoHN,*b. Nov, 23, 1732, in Chelms- 
ford. See below {6j). 

64 — IX. William,* b. June 6, 1735, in 
Chelmsford; lived in Chelmsford. 
Had wife Sarah and children. 


John Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 4, 1686-7. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Amesbury. He married Ebenezer 
Stevens Jan. n, 1710-1. He was a repre- 
sentative to the general court, and also a 
commissioner to settle the boundary line 
between Massachusetts, New Hampshire, 
etc. He died in 1753; l^is will, dated 
April 10, 1753, being proved May 21, 
1753. His wife Ebenezer survived him. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
65 — I. Hannah,* b. Feb. 20, 171 1-2; m. 

Jonathan Kelley, jr. , May 22. 1 733 ; 

and was living in 1 753. 
66 — II. Ezra,* b. Aug. 19, 1713. See below 

67 — in. Mary,' b. March 22, 1714-5; m. 

Daniel Webster of Amesbury Nov. 

26, 1 741; and was living in 1753. 
68— IV. John,* b. May 23, 171 7. See below 

69 — v. Henry,* b. April 28, 1718. See below 

70 — VI. Nathaniel,* b. April 6, 1720; wheel- 
wright; removed to Chester, N. H. ;. 

m. Mary Blay of Newbury Jan. 14,, 

1744-5; andd. Dec. 22, 1786. 
71 — vii. Stephen,' b. Feb. 9, 1722-3. See 

below {71). 


72 — VIII. 


Martha,* b. Nov. i6, 1724; m. Na- 
than Webster of Amesbury Feb. 10, 

Abigail,* b. Sept. 28, 1726; m. 

Enoch Colby. 

Ebenezer** (dau.), b. March 14, 

1729; probably d. before 1753. 


Ralph Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 

73— IX. 
74— X. 

April 10, 1698. 
Nichols April 10, 
Kingston, N. H., 

Children : — 

He married Mary 
1 7 18; and lived in 
where he died about 

77— III. 

78 — IV. 

79— V. 
80 — VI. 

81— VII. 

Moses,* b, July 17, 1720, in Ames- 
bury ; lived in East Kingston, N. 
H.; m. Mary Prescott July 16, 
1746; and had nine children. 

Elizabeth,* b. about 1722. 

Mary,* b. Feb. 4, 1724-5. in Kings- 
ton; tn. Timothy Eastman Jan. 16, 

Thomas,' m. Dorothy Clough Oct. 

25, 1750. 

Daniel,* ummarried; lived in East 

John,* b. about 1733; m. Judith 
Shepard May 10, 1759; lived in 
East Kingston; and d. in Gilford, 
N. H., about 1799. He had six 

Miriam,* m. Jonathan Blasdell (son 
of Jonathan, No. 33) Sept. 23, 
1762; lived in South Weare, N. H. 


Philip Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
Aug. 9, 1 700. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married 
Elizabeth Goodwin July 13, 1727; and 
died in 1756, administration being granted 
on his estate April 12, 1756. She sur- 
vived him. 

Children, bom in Amesbury : — 
82 — I. RuTH,''b. about 1728; m. first, Isaac 

Whittier March 28, 1751; and, 
second, Matthias Hoyt April 3, 

83—11. Sarah,* b. about 1 730; m. Ezekiel 

Eastman Feb. 27, 1 755 ; and lived 

in Salisbury. 
84— in. Jacob,* b. July 23, 1735. See below 

Daniel Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
March 5, 1 701 -2. He lived in Amesbury 

until about 1730, when he removed to 
East Kingston, N. H. He married Naomi 
Tukesbury (published Sept. 2, 1721); 
and died Dec. 20, 1732. She survived 
him, and returning to Amesbury, married, 
secondly, Israel Morrill of Salisbury 
(published Oct. 4, i735-) 
Children : — 

Christopher,* b. March 22, 172 1-2, 

in Amesbury. See below {8f). 
Daniel,* b. April 10, 1724, in Ames- 
bury. See below {86). 
Jacob,* b. about 1726, in Amesbury. 

See below (Sj). 
Moses,* b. Sept. 28, 1728, in Ames- 
bury; joiner; lived in Nottingham, 
N. H., and Hampden, Me.; m. 
Anna Sanborn of Epping (pub. 
Oct. 27, 1750). 
Phebe,* b. about 1730; d. Oct. 23, 






89— V. 

90 — VI. 




Elijah Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
Nov. 19, 1 706. He was an iron bloomer, 
and lived in the West parish of Rowley, 
now Georgetown. He married Mary 
Holmes of Rowley March 13, 1728-9: 
and died Feb. 14, 1738-9, at the age of 
thirty-two. She survived him, and was 
his widow in 1752. 

Children, born in Rowley : — 

John,* b. Sept. 8, 1729; d. Sept. 
6(7 — graveslone)^ 1736, aged six 
years * 
Hannah,* b. Aug. 13, 1731; d. Sept. 

16, 1736, aged five years.* 
Mehitable,* b. Oct. 17, 1732; d. 
Sept. 26, 1736, aged three years.* 
Mary,* bapt. Aug. 25, 1734; ^• 

Sept. 9, 1736, aged two years.* 
Jane,* bapt. March 14, 1735-6; d. 
Sept. 20 (19 — gravestone), 1736, 
aged six months.* 
John,* b. Sept. 4, 1737; lived in 
Goffstown, now Manchester, N.H.; 
m. Susanna Mirick of Haverhill in 
1757; and had children. 
Hannah,* b. Dec. 21, 1738; m., when 
of Bradford, Timothy Colby of 
Amesbury Oct. 20, 1757; and 
lived in the West parish of Ames- 
bury, now Merrimac, on the river. 

*These five children, all that Mr. and Mrs. 
Blasdell then had, died of the throat distemper, 
within three weeks' time . 

91— I. 

92 — II. 

93— in. 

94— IV. 

95— V. 

96 — VI. 

97— VII. 




David Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 5, 1 71 1-2. He was a clockmaker, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married 
Abigail Colby Nov. 16, 1733; and died, 
probably while a soldier in the French 
and Indian War, as he made his will at 
Fort William Henry, at Lake George, 
being very sick, Aug. 10, 1756. The will 
was proved May 9, 1757. His wife 
Abigail survived him, and was his widow 
in 1772. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
98—1. David*, b. Dec. 8, 1734; ^^P*- Nov. 

15, 1734; <3. young. 
99—11. David*, b. Feb. 21, 1735-6. See 

below (99). 
100 — III. Isaac*, b. March 27, 1738. See be- 
low (100). 
lOi — IV. Molly*, b. May 16, 1739; m., first, 

Lewis Lowell Jan. 4, 1 757-8 ; second, 

Joseph Hart; and, third, 

102 — V. Nicholas*, b. July i, 1740; d. young. 
103 — VI. Jonathan*, b. Oct. 11, 1741; <!• 

104 — VII. Nicholas*, b. Aug. 27, 1743. See 

below {104). 
105 — viii. Dolly*, b, Jan. 26, 1744-5; m. 

Thomas Bartlett, 3d, of Newbury 

June 19, 1760; and lived in Deer- 

ing, N. H. 
106 — IX. Jonathan*, b. Oct. 17, 1748. See 

below {106). 
107 — X. SvENCER*, b. May 12, 1751. See 

below {joy). 
108 — XI. Obadiah*, b. April 30, 1753; d. 

109 — XII. Obadiah', b. Feb. 28, 1755; d. 


Enoch Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
July 9, 1 7 14. He married Mary Satterly 
Feb. 6, 1735-6; and lived in Amesbury 
until about 1 761, when they removed to 
Warner, N. H. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
110 — I. Susanna*, b. Sept. 4, 1737. 
Ill — II. Elijah*, b. Sept. 5, 1739; d. Jan. 

22, 1739-40. 
112 — III. Elijah*, b. Dec. 31, 1740. See 

below {112). 
113 — IV. Judith*, b. March 17, 1742-3; m. 

Pasky Pressey of Amesbury Dec. 2, 

1762; and settled in Warner, N. H. 
114 — V, Betty*, b. Aug. 6, 1746; m. Joshua 

Mitchell Sept. 26, 1772. 

115 — VI. Mary*, b. July 19, 1751. 
116 — VII. Jacob*, b. April 8, 1754; "*• ^^^^ 
Morse of Brentwood March 26, 

117 — VIII. Enoch*, b. Oct. 16, 1759; d. Oct. 

30, 1759- 


Samuel Blasdell4, born in Amesbury 
about 1 717. He was a joiner, and lived 
in Amesbury. He married, first, Dorothy 
Barnard (published Dec. 22, 1735); and 
she died in 1756. He married, second, 
Judith (Osgood), widow of Nehemiah 
French of South Hampton, N. H., Jan. 
25 J 1758-9. He died in 1769, adminis- 
tration being granted on his estate May 
29, 1769. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
118— L Oliver^ b. April 15, 1736. See 

below (118). 
119 — II. Dorothy*, b. Jan. 8, 1738; d. young. 
120 — III. Samuel*, b. May 14, 1743* -5"'' 

below {120). 
121 — IV. Ruth*, b. May 3, 1747; d. young. 
122 — V. Dorothy*, b. Jan. 20, 1749. 
123 — VI. Ruth*, b. Feb. 23, 1752; probably 

m. Jacob Currier Feb. — , 1776. 
124— viL Meriam*, b. Sept. 3, 1754 ; d. young. 
125 — viii. Meriam*, b. June 25, 1756. 


Samuel BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
June 24, 1704. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Amesbury. He married Hannah 
Tuxbury June 3, 1729 ; and died in 1749, 
administration being granted on his 
estate Nov. 20, 1749. His wife Hannah 
survived him, and was his widow in 1758. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
126 — I. Stephen^, b. Jan. 13, 1730-1. See 

below {126). 
127 — IL Samuel'*, b. Oct. 20, 1733; m. Mary 

; and lived in Lyndeboro, 

now Greenfield, N. H. 
128 — III. Hannah^ b. May 2, 1736. 
129 — IV. Ephraim^, b. June 15, 1740. See 

below {i2g). 


Abner BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 25, 1705 6. He was a mason, and 
lived in Amesbury. He married Mary 
Clement of Haverhill about 1728; and 
died in 1 742, administration being granted 
on his estate Oct. 18, 1742. His wife 



Mary survived him, and married, secondly, 

Joseph Gould, jr., May 17, 1744. 
Children : — 

130 — I. William^, b. Jan. 26, 1728-9, in 
Haverhill; d. Aug. 4, 1730. 

131 — II. Mary^, b. Oct. 10, 1 730, in Haverhill. 

132 — III. Mehitable^, b. Nov. 13, 1732, in 

133 — IV. Abigail**, b. June 20, 1734. 

134 — V. William^, b. Oct. 25, 1735; ship- 
wright; lived in Hampton, N. H., 
in 1757. 

13s— VI. Anna«, b. Aug. 31, 1737- 

136 — VII. JOHN^, b. March 3, 1740; d. Nov. 2, 

137 — VIII. DiNAH^, b. June 28, 1742. 


Ephraim BlasdellS, bom in Amesbury 
June 14, 1 7 19. He was a yeoman and 
bricklayer, and lived in Amesbury. He 
married, first, Anna Trafton of York, Me., 
April I, 1742 ; and she died in 1752. He 
married, second, Dorothy Bartlett Aug. 
30, 1753. His wife Dorothy died Jan. 16, 
1804; and he died Oct. 12, 1806. 
Children, born in Amesbury : — 
138— I. Abner^, b. April 16, 1743. See be- 
low {138). 
139— II. ANNA^ b. March 13, 1745; m. 

Daniel Bagley April 8, 1767. 
140— III. Dolly (or Dorothy)^ b. April 6, 
1747; m. Eli Gale, blacksmith; and 
lived in Amesbury. 
141— IV. LYDIA^ b. Sept. 12, 1749; probably 

d. before 1807. 
142— V. OLIVE^ b. Nov. 30, 1752; m. John 

Hook; and lived in Amesbury. 
143— VI. JoHN«, b. April 9, 1754. See below 

144— VII. ABIGAIL^ b. April 16, 1756 ; m. Jacob 

Barnard of Amesbury July i , 1 784. 
145— VIII. Hannah^, b. Jan. 9, 1759; probably 

d. before 1807. 
146— IX. Mary«, b. July 25, 1766; m. Nathan 

Long of Amesbury Jan. 7, 1788; 

and d. before 1807. 


John BlasdellS, born in Chelmsford 
Nov. 23, 1732. He married Mary 
Sawyer of Newbury Aug. 5, 1756; and 
died in the « Army of the Havannah." 
She survived him, and married, secondly, 
Benjamin Wallingford of the West parish 
of Rowley now Georgetown, Aug. 13, 
1777- Mr. Wallingford died in 1790; 

and she afterwards lived in Boxford, where 
she died in 1819. 

Child, born in Chelmsford : — 
147 — I. John Sawyer^, b. Nov. 3, 1757. See 
below {147)' 


Ezra BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
Aug. 19, 1713. He was a yeoman and 
cordwainer, and lived in Amesbury. He 
married Sarah Harvey Jan. 4', 1737-8; 
and died Dec. 22, 1798. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
148— L JOHN^, b. July 18, 1738. 
149 — II. Harvey^, bapt. Jan. 4, 1 740-1. See 

below {i4g). 
150 — III. Anna^ b. Oct. 20, 1742; m. Moses 

Moulton Jan. 5, 1772; and lived in 

Loudon, N. H. 
151 — IV. Oliver^, b. June 16, 1744. See be- 
low (fji). 
152 — V. Sarah**, b. Aug. 6, 1745; m. 

Leavitt of Chichester, N. H. 
153 — VI. Ezra**, bapt. Feb. 14, 1747-8; d. 

154 — VII. Ebenezer^, bapt. Jan. 28, 1749-50; 

d. young. 
155 — VIII. Meriam^, b. Dec. 17, 1751; d. in 

Amesbury, unmarried. 
156 — IX. Abigail^ b. Aug. 16, 1753; m. 

Thomas Sargent of Loudon, N. H., 

April 14, 1772. 
157 — X. Ebenezar^ (dau.), b. March 20, 

158— XI. EzRA^, b. Feb. 20, 1757; lived in 

Loudon, N. H., and Woodstock, 



John BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
May 23, 1 71 7. He married Dorothy 
Rovell April 8, 1741 ; and died Nov. 15, 
1742, at the age of twenty-five. 

Child, born in Amesbury : — 
159— I. Sarah^, b. Feb. 11, 1741-2; was liv- 
ing in 1753. 


Henry BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
April 28, 1 718. He married Miriam 
Wells Feb. 7, 1739-40 ; and lived in the 
West parish of Amesbury. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
160 — I. Henry,^ b. Dec. 30, 1740. See 

below {160). 
161 — II. Miriam^, bapt. Oct. 20, 1745. 



164 — V. 

165— VI. 
166 — VII. 

162 — III. Mary^, b. Nov. 29, 1747. 
163 — IV. Miriam^, b. May 21, 1750. 

Wells*^, b. Sept. 28, 1751; d. on a 

privateer at sea. 
John®, b. March 19, 1757; served in 
Revolutionary war, and probably d. 
Hezekiah®, b. July 30, 1759; lived 
in New Hampshire; m. Anne Sar- 
gent May 17, 1 78 1. 

Stephen BlasdellS, born in Amesbnry 
Feb. 9, 1722-3. He was a husbandman 
and inn holder. He married Rebecca 
Rogers Nov. 8, 1744; and lived in the 
West parish of Amesbury until 1750, 
when he removed to Haverhill. 
Administration was granted upon his es- 
tate April 8, 1754. She survived him, 
and married, secondly, Thomas Sargent 
April 15, 1756. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — * 
167 — I. Ruth®, b. April 30, 1745. 
168 — II. Stephen®, b. Oct. 11, 1747. 
169 — III. Dorothy®, b. July 8, 1750. 
170 — IV. Rebecca®, b. April 3, 1753. 


Lt. Jacob Blasdell^, born in 
bury July 23, 1735. He was a 
and lived in Amesbury until about 1764, 
when he removed to Epping, N. H. He 
was a lieutenant in the Revolution. He 
married, first, Lydia Morrill June 4, 1761 ; 
and, second, widow Elizabeth Sanborn of 
Hampton Falls Jan. 10, 1785. 

Child, born in Amesbury : — 
171 — I. Philip®, b. March 16, 1762. 


Christopher BlasdellS, born in Ames- 
bury March 22, 172 1-2. He lived in 
the West parish of Amesbury and in 
Georgetown, Me. He married, first, 
Sarah Nichols Nov. 23, 1742; and, 
second, Frances . 

Children, baptized in Amesbury : — 
172 — I. Judith®, bapt. June 10, 1744. 
173 — II. Jonathan®, bapt. Nov. 17, 1745. 
174— III Sarah®, bapt. July 12, 1747. 
175 — IV. Christopher®, bapt. Sept. 10, 1749. 
176 — V. Mary®, bapt. Dec. 24, 1752. 
177 — VI. Mary®, bapt. April — , 1755. 
178 — VII. Daniel®, bapt. Oct. 16, 1757. 
179 — viH. Hannah®, bapt. Aug. 12, 1759. 

*One child died between 1754 and 1756. 



Daniel BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
April 10,1724. He was a yeoman and joiner 
and lived in Salisbury at the Point. He 
married Rachel Edwards June 13, 1747 ; 
and died in Salisbury April 8, 1793. She 
survived him, and died, his widow, Nov. 
7, 1 813, aged ninety-two. 

Children, born in Salisbury : — 
180 — I. Daniel®, b. May 22, 1749; house- 

wright; and lived in Georgetown, 

Me., in 1798. 
181 — II. Rachel®, b. July 21, 1751; m. John 

Coster; and lived in Boscawen, 

N. H., in 1793. 
182— III. Rhoda®, b. Oct. 15, 1753; ™« 

George Hoyt of Henniker, N. H., 

Oct. 31, 1771; and was living in 

183 — IV. Ruth®, b. April 28, 1756 ; m. David 
Coster (or Corser) of '* Bossquine " 
March 17, 1776; and was living in 

184 — V. Naomi®, b. Aug. 22, 1758; m. 

Edward Wadleigh July 5, 1779; 

and was living in 1793. 
185 — VI. Hannah®, b. Feb. 17, I76i;m. Asa 

Day of Boscawen, N. H., yeoman, 

Jan. 15, 1788. 
186 — VII. Betsey®, b. March 13, 1763; d. Jan. 

25, 1770. 
187 — VIII. Molly®, b. Nov. 15, 1764; m. Timothy 

Currier, jr., of Amesbury Nov. 

17, 1785. 
188 — IX. Dolly (or Dorothy)®, b. Sept. i, 
1767; m. Ebenezer Colby of Ames- 
bury Jan. 15, 1788. 


Jacob BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 

about 1726. He married Mary ; 

and lived at Salisbury Point. He died of 
the small pox Nov. 21, 1760; and his 
wife Mary also died of the small pox Dec. 
10, 1760. 

Children, born in Salisbury : — 
189 — I. John®, d. Nov. 25, 1754. 
190 — II. Jacob®, b. May 28, 1749; d. Nov. 

28, 1754. 
191 — III. Judith®, d. Dec. i, 1754. 
192 — IV. Jacob®, b. March 23, 1756. 
193 — V. Hannah®, b. July 25, 1757; m, 
Elijah Dow May 20, 1781. 


David BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 21, 1735-6. He was a blacksmith 
and clockmaker, and lived in Amesbury. 


He married, first, Judith Jewell of South 
Hampton, N. H., Dec. 24, 1755; and 
she died Jan. 17, 1786, aged forty-nine. 
He married, second, Sarah (Currier), 
widow of Valentine Bagley of Newbury 
(published Nov. 13, 1790). Administra- 
tion was granted on his estate Feb. 24, 
1794. The inventory of his estate 
amounted to £300, 15J., 2^. His wife 
Sarah survived him, and died, his widow, 
Dec. 7, 1 82 1, aged seventy-seven. 
Children, born in Amesbury: — 
194 — I. Abigail,^ b. April 18, 1756. 
195 — "• David^, b Aug. 14, 1758; probably 

d. in Revolution Jan. 4, 1776. 
196 — III. Betsey^ b. Dec. 26, 1760; m. 
Joseph Jones, jr., of South Hamp- 
ton, N. H., March 27, 1780. 
197 — IV. Anne^ b. Dec. 10, 1762; m. John 
March of Salisbury May 25, 1783. 
198 — V. Richard^, b. about 1763; m. Nabby 
Cram of Salisbury March 27, 
1790; and d. in 1838. 
199 — ^'i- LBWIS^ b. March 15, 1765. See below 

200 — VII. EzEKiEL^ b. Aug. 13, 1767. 

201— VIII. Joseph^ b. Feb. 22, 1770. See be- 
low {201). 

202 — IX. Judith^, b. March 6, 1773; probably 
pub. to Moses Webster of Salisbury 
March 7, 1792. » 

203— X. Spencer^, b. March 21, 1776; living 
in 1794; d. young. 

204— XI. DANIEL^ b. April 9, 1778; d. April 
10, 1778. 


Isaac BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
March 27, 1738. He lived in Amesbury 
until about 1762, when he removed to 
Chester, N. H., and subsequently served 
in the Revolutionary war. He married 
Mary Currier March 16, 1758; and died 
Oct. 9, 1791. She survived him, and 
married, secondly, Jonathan Swain of 
Raymond about 1795. She died Dec. 6, 

Children : — 

205—1. HANNAH^ b. Aug. 6, 1758, in 
Amesbury, m. Dea. Amos Morse 
in 1780; and d. Feb. 6, 1795. 

206—11. ISAAC^b. June 2, 1760, in Ames- 
bury ; lived in Salisbury, N. H. 

207— III. RiCHARD«, b, Nov. — , 1762 ; d., un- 
married, July 26, 1790, having 
lived at home. 


208— IV. Molly', b. in 1765; m. William 
Wadleigh of Amesbury (pub. 
March 10, 1786); and lived in Can- 

209 — V. David^ b. May 19, 1767; lived in 
Peacham, Vt. ; m. Hannah Frye. 

210 — VI. Anna ^ b. July 13, 1769; m. B. P. 
Chase Oct. 7, 1792; and d. Feb. 
22, 1808. 

211 — VII. Abner^ b. April 18, 1771; m. Jemi- 
ma Melcher; cabinet maker; lived 
in Chester, N. H. ; enlisted in 181 3, 
went to Canada frontier, and never 

2X2 — VIII. Lydia^, b. July 5, 1773; n^- Josiah 
Chase; and d. April i, 1857. 

213 — IX. Abigail*', b. in 1775; d., unmarried, 
in Chester May 19, 1803. 

214 — X. Ebenezer6, b. in 1778; clockmaker; 

lived in Chester; m. Nancy Noyes; 

d. on his way to the army at the 

frontier in Acworth, N. H., April 

.12, 1813. 


Nicholas BlasdellS, born in Ames- 
bury Aug. 27, 1743. He was a black- 
smith, and lived in Amesbury until about 
1766, when he removed to Newmarket, 
N. H., and subsequently to Portland, 
Me. He served in the Revolution. He 
married Susanna Marriner Jan. 22, 
1761 ; and died about 1800. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
215 — I. Rhoda^ b. Aug. 3, 1 76 1. 
216 — II. Dolly®, b. June 8, 1764. 


Jonathan BlasdellS, born in Ames- 
bury Oct. 17, 1748. He was a black- 
smith, and lived in Amesbury at the 

Ferry. He married Hannah ; and 

served as armorer in the Revolution 
at Cambridge in 1775. Administration 
upon his estate, which was insolvent, 
was granted Nov. 20, 1781. 

Children, born in Amesbury: — 
217— I. DoLLY^, b. June 23, 1769. 
218— II. David®, b. Oct. 9, 1771. 


Spencer BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
May 12, 1 75 1. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married 
Hannah Bartlett. He died after 1775; 
and she married, secondly, Nathan Bart- 
lett, and removed to Deerfield. 



Child, born in Amesbury : — 
219 — I. Sarah^ b. April 6, 1773. 


Elijah BlasdellS, born in Amesbury 
Dec. 31, 1740. He was a soldier of the 
Revolution, and lived in the West parish 
of Amesbury, now Meirimac, and Warner, 
N. H. He married Mary Sargent March 
i4> 1759 j ^^^ died in the war. 

Children : — 
220 — I. Parrot®, bapt. March 30, 1760, in 
Amesbury; m. Ruth Ball; soldier 
of the Revolution ; and lived in 
221 — II. Daniel®, b. Jan. 29, 1762; served in 
the Revolution; lived in Canaan, 
N. H. ; lawyer; member of con- 
gress ; secretary of state ; m. Sarah 
Springer of Haverhill Jan. 29, 
1782; he d. in 1833; and she d., his 
widow, June 10, 1839, aged seven- 
ty-seven. Ihey had twelve chil- 


Oliver Blasdell5, born in Amesbury 
April 15, 1736. He was a shipwright, 
and lived in Amesbury .He married, first, 
Miriam Bagley April 20, 1757 ; and, sec- 
ond, widow Judith Elliot of Newton (pub- 
lished Oct. 4, 1776). Administration 
was granted on his estate March 9, 1803. 
His wife Judith survived him, and died, 
his widow, Dec. 17, 1805, in Amesbury. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
222 — I. Levi®, b. Sept. 20, 1757; a soldier of 

the Revolution ; and was living in 

223 — II. Miriam®, b. Sept. io,i759;m. Joseph 

Waldron ; and lived in Greenfield, 

N. Y. 
224 — III. Joseph®, b. June 15, 1761; d. Aug. 

20, 1762. 
225— IV. Joseph®, b. June 19, 1766; living in 

226 — V. Dolly (or Dorothy)®, b. Feb. 17, 

1768; m. David Bagley Feb. 21, 

227 — VI. Judith®, b. Nov. 11, 1769; m. Sylva- 

nus Wait of Amesbury Sept. 4, 

228 — VII. Ruth®, b. Jan. 12, 1772; probably 

d. before 1804. 
229 — VIII. Samuel®, b. Feb. 25, 1777. See 

belon) {'22g). 
230 — IX. Hannah®, b. Oct. 9, 1780; m. Rich- 
ard Thomas. 


Samuel Blasdell,5 born in Amesbury 
May 14, 1743. He married Mary Thom- 
son Feb. 17, 1762 : and lived in Salisbury. 
He was probably drowned on Newbury 
bar in 1768 or 1769. 

Children, born in Salisbury : — 
231 — I. Sarah®, b. Oct. 29, 1762. 
232 — II. Samuel®, b. Jan. 10, 1765. 
233 — III. William®, b. Feb. 10, 1767. 
234 — IV. Benjamin®, b. March 27, 1768. 


Stephen Blasdell*', born in Amesbury 
Jan. 13, 1 7 30- 1. He was a shipwright, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married, first, 
Sarah Lowell May 17, 1753 ; and she was 
his wife in 1770. He married, second, 
Hannah Currier Nov. 13, 1787 ; and died 
July I, 1803. His widow Hannah survived 
him, and died, his widow, Feb. 7, 1806. 

Childreo, born in Amesbury : — 
235 — I. Sarah^, b. Jan. 20, 1754; m. The- 

ophilus Foot; and was living in 1806. 
236 — II. Samuel'', b. Jan. 11, 1756. See be- 
low {236), 
237 — III. John', b. Feb. 16, 1758; d. Jan. 3, 

238 — IV. Mary'', b. Aug. 17, 1760; m. Capt. 

Samuel Fowler Feb. i, 1784; and 

was living in 1806. 
239 — V. Stephen', b. Sept. 3, 1762; d. Sept. 

20, 1780. 
240 — VI. Lowell', b. Aug. 17, i764;d. before 



Ephraim Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
June 15, 1740. He was a yeoman, and 
lived at Amesbury Ferry. He married 
Susanna Barnard Dec. 14, 1762; and 
died March 9, 1814, in Amesbury. 
Children, born in Amesbury : — 
241 — I. Daniel', b. Aug. 14, 1766. 
242 — II. Hannah', b. Oct. 4, 1769; d. young. 
243 — III. Hannah', b. Oct. 2, 1774- 
244— IV. Ephraim', b. Sept. 7, 1779; mason; 
lived in Amesbury and Newbury- 
port; m., first, Dolly Edwards of 
Salisbury Aug. 14, 1801; second, 
widow Morrill. 


Abner Blasdell^ born in Amesbury 
April 16, 1743. He was a bricklayer, and 
lived in Amesbury until 1771, when he 



removed to Portsmouth, N. H. He 

married Mary ; and was a trader Id 

Portsmouth in 1788. 

Children born in Amesbury: — 
245 — I. William^, b. June 12, 1766. 
246 — II. Ephraim'', b. Aug. 22, 1768. 
247 — III. Abner', b. Sept. 19, 1770. 

Lt. John Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
April 9, 1754. He was a bricklayer, and 
lived at Amesbury Ferry. He was a sol- 
dier of the Revolution ; and married 
Molly Bailey Feb. 4, 1786. She died in 
Amesbury Jan. 20, 1826, at the age of 
sixty-seven; and he died there Aug. 21, 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
248 — I. John', b. March 11, 1789; m. Doro- 
thy Bagley March 12, 1812; mason; 
lived in Amesbury; she d. Jan. 17, 
1824; he d. April 16, 1831; and 
they had several children. 
249 — II. Daniel', b. Oct. 10, 1793; ^^^^^ ^^ 
Amesbury, merchant, in 1839; m. 
S. L. Lurvey. 
250 — III. James', b. May 24, 1796; mason; 
lived at Amesbury Ferry; m. Anna 
Patten in 1818. 


John Sawyer Blasdell^, born in 
Chelmsford Nov. 3, 1757. He lived in 
Newbury, Rowley and Boxford ; and was 
affected with a mental disturbance during 
the latter part of his life. He married 
Jane Adams of Rowley Dec. 13, 1781 ; 
and she died a few years later. He then 
lived with his mother ; and finally died 
accidentally in Boxford Jan. 7, 1832.* 

Children : — 

251— I. 
252 — II. 

— ' (dau.), b. in 1782; d. March -, 
1782, "lived but a little while." 
■' (dau.), b. in 1783; d. April — , 

1783, about a fortnight old. 

Harvey Blasdell% baptized in Ames- 
bury Jan. 4, T 740-1. He lived in the 
West parish of Amesbury, now Merrimac. 
He married Elizabeth Sargent Jan. 22, 
1767 ; and probably removed from Ames- 
bury after 1772. 

*See The Essex Antiquarian^ volume VIII, 
page 150. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
253 — I. Eunice', b. March 6, 1768. 
254 — II. John', b. Nov. 20, 1769. 
255 — III. Anne', b. Jan. 5, 1772. 


Oliver Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
June 16, 1744. He lived in Amesbury 
until about 1774, when he removed to 
Loudon, N. H. He married Catharine 
Sargent Dec. 26, 1770; and died in 1796. 

Children : — 
256 — I. Levi', b. June 3, 1772, in Amesbury; 

probably d. young. 
257 — II. Joseph'. 
258 — III. Oliver'. 
259 — IV. Miriam'. 
260 — V. Sally'. 
261 — VI. Nancy'. 


Henry Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
Dec. 30, 1740. He was a yeoman and 
lived in Amesbury until after 1788, sub- 
sequently living in East Kingston and 
Goffstown, N. H. He was a Revolution- 
ary soldier with General Stark, and had 
one of his ears shot off in the battle of 
Bennington. He married, first, Eliza- 
beth Sargent April 21, 1762; and, sec- 
ond, Sally Foster Sept. 15, 1803. He died 
Oct. II, 1831 : and his wife Sally died, 
his widow, Jan. 15, 1849, ^g^^ eighty 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
262 — L Merriam', b. Jan. 28, 1765. 
263 — II. Stephen', b. May 10, 1766. 
264— III. Sarah', bapt. Oct. 18, 1767. 


Lewis Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
March 15, 1765. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in Amesbury. He married Sal- 
ly Flanders Feb. 16, 1792 ; and died Jan. 
14, 18 1 5. She survived him, and died 
Dec. 29, 1838, his widow. 

Children : — 
265 — I. John', b. Aug. 27, 1792, in Ames- 
bury; d. April 7, 1823. 
266 — II. Sally', b. July 16, 1795, i^i Ames- 
bury; m. Tappan Emery; lived in 
Amesbury; and d. Sept. 20, 1872. 
267 — III. Lewis', b. May 21, 1797; m. Sally 

268 — IV. David', b. Dec. 31, 1800; d. in 1875 
or 1876. 


269 — V. Lydia', b. May 21, 1806; d. April 9, 


Joseph Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 22, 1770. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived at Amesbury Ferry. He mar- 
ried Anna Stevens of Salisbury June 6, 
1791 ; and she died Oct. 2, 1846, at the 
age of seventy- three. He died Feb. 28, 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
270 — I. David^, b. Sept. 17, 1 791; m. Nancy 

Hackett of Salisbury Jan. 11, 1816. 
271 — II. Nicholas', b. July 11, 1793; ""• 

Ruth Choate of Newburyport Aug. 

16, 1815. 
272 — III. Elizabeth'', b. July 4, 1800; d. June 

-, 1802. 
273 — IV. Elizabeth', b. June 29, 1803; m. 

Jeremiah Flanders of South Hamp- 
ton Dec. 4, 1820. 
274 — V. Charles' (twin), b. Nov. 5, 1808; 

m. Batchelder. 

275— VI. Anna' (twin), b. Nov. 5, 1808; m. 

Parker Flanders of South Hampton. 


Samuel Blasdell^, born in Amesbury 
Feb. 25, 1777. He was a mariner, and 
lived in Amesbury. He married Abigail 
Downs June 27, 1796; and died in or be- 
fore 1803. 

Children : — 
276—1. Ruth', b. about 1797; living in 1803. 
277—11. Charlotte', b. about 1799 ; living in 


Serg. Samuel Blasdell", born in Ames- 
bury Jan. 11,1756. He was a ship-carpen- 
ter, and lived in Amesbury until about 17 98, 
when he removed to Newburyport. He 
was a soldier of the Revolution. He 
married Ruth, widow of Enoch Page, Oct. 
19, 1780; and was deceased in 1804. 

Children, born in Amesbury : — 
278—1. Stephen^, b. in 1781; lived in Ames- 
bury; and d. Sept. i, 1810. 
279 — n. Samuel^, b. June 10, 1784; lived in 

Bristol, Me., in 1809. 
280— III. William^ b. Feb. 5, 1786; lived in 
Boscawen, N. H., in 1809; and 
went west. 
281— IV. Henry^, b. May 7, 1788; probably d. 

282— V. RuthS b. Nov. 25, 1790; m. Matthias 


283— VI. DoROTHY^ b. Feb. 18, 1793; m. 

Samuel Stevens Jan. 11, 1815. 
284— VII. Hannah', b. Feb. 14, 1795; living 

in 1804. 
285— VIII. ELIZABETH^ b. June 2r, 1797; m. 



Boston, Monday, May 22. 

''Friday laft failed for London, the 
Brig Laft Attempt, Capt. Lyde, in whom 
went Paffengers " Mr. John Gooll, mer- 
chant, of Salem, and others. 

SALEM, May 23. 

" At a Town-Meeting, Laft Wednelday, 
Capt. Richard Derby, jun. and Mr. John 
Pickering, jun. were chofen, by a great 
Majority, to reprefent this Town in the en- 
fuing General Affembly. 

" The Meeting was adjourned to the 
27 th Inft. in order to agree upon Inftruc- 
tions to be prelented to the above two 
Gentlemen that they may be fully ac- 
quainted with the Senfe of the Town at 
this critical Period." 

" The following is the Subftance of a 
Memorial of Mr. Jacob Parfons, a Deputy 
Sheriff for the County of Effex, prefented 
to the Governor and Council laft Week. 

TH A T on the 15 th day of May cur- 
rent at Gloucefter, your memorialift, 
as one of the deputy- fheriffs of the county 
aforefaid, by virtue of a due process of 
law, had duly taken and legally held in 
cuftody, the body of one Joiiah Merrill, 
as a prifoner. That, while your memori- 
alift, was then and there, in the due exe- 
cution of his office aforefaid, one Samuel 
Fellows, a commander of one of his Ma- 
jesty's armed cutters, then riding in the 
harbour of Cape-Anne, with four of his 
men, with firearms, cutlaffes and other 
weapons of death, came, from on board 
faid cutter, with a boat on fhore, and the 
faid Fellows immediately accofted the 
faid Merrill, by afking him - - - *' What he 
did there?" Upon which faid Merrill 
replied, that — " an officer had taken him- 
and had him in cuftody for debt;"--, 
" that in confequence of this reply, faid 
Fellows, in an authoritative voice, com- 



manded faid Merrill to come away to him, 
and that he would protect faid Merrill ; 

That, on this encouragement, faid 

Merrill broke away from your memorial- 

ift, and run towards faid Fellows ; That 

your memoriaHft inftantly commanded, in 
his Majefty's name, feveral perfons, who 
ftood near, to affift in feizing and ftopping 

his faid prifoner; That in obedience to 

this command from your memorialift, in 
his capacity aforefaid, feveral of his Majef- 
ty's liege fubjects,with your memorialift, 

feized and held faid prifoner ; That 

faid Fellows, who while this paffed, was 
within four rods from your memorialift 
and his prifoner, instantly on faid Mer- 
rill's being seized and held, as laft-men- 
tioned, ordered his faid four men to fire; 
— That on this order two of faid Fellow's 
men leaped upon the beach, and run 
towards your memorialift and his faid af- 
fiftants, till they got within two rods, 
when they prefented their arms directly at 
your memorialift and his affiftanls, and 
fired; the fhot and ball fcarcely miffed 
us, and entered a ftore within a very few 
inches of where we ftood; — Tiiat the faid 
prifoner taking advantage of the furprize 
and confternation your memorialift and 
his faid affiftants were then in, and of the 
protection offered by one of his Majefty's 
officers, immediately broke away and run 

towards the faid Fellows's boat ; That, 

during the whole of this time, faid Fel- 
lows and his men, altho' they were re- 
peatedly told, that your memorialist was 
the King's officer, kept a conftant round 
of oaths and imprecations upon your me- 
morialift, and his affiftants ; damning the 
King's officer and all who belonged to 
him ; f wearing that they would blow the 
brains out, of the firft man, who offered to 
touch faid Merrill, or come towards the 

boat. That they would take better 

fight next time, and the like; That as 

faid Merrill came nearer to the boat, faid 
Fellows and his men kept firing at your 
memorialift and his affiftants, till faid 
Fellows commanded his men not to fire 
any more yet ; but to keep a referve, for 
any who fhould attempt a retaking of faid 

Merrill; — And that after faid Fellows and 
his men had 6 or 7 times, by which your 
memorialift and his affiftants were in the 
moft imminent hazard of their lives, the 
faid Fellows and his men ftill defending 
faid Merrill, retired on board the boat, and 
ftill kept firing, as they left the fhore ; and 
your memorialift has never fince been 
able to retake his faid prifoner, or bring 
faid Fellows to juftice." 

To be sold at the store lately improved 
by Samuel Gardner, esq., deceased, Eng- 
lish goods, 200 hogsheads of Lisbon and 
Cadiz salt,lignumvitae and Brazeletto; also 
a well-built schooner,burthen about sixty 
tons, with a half-deck, which takes in the 
main-mast and pumps. 

Samuel Cottnam, in Salem, advertised 
for sale Indian corn, pitch, tar, turpen- 
tine, hog's fat, English goods, Bengalis, 
chints, striped ginghams, red and white 
striped Holland for men's waistcoats, 
flowered and striped gauze for aprons, 
black and other colored Persians, wide 
and narrow, etc. 

John Andrew, goldsmith and jeweller, 
at the Sign of the Gold Cup, in Salem, 
near the Long- Wharf-Lane (so called), 

— Essex Gazette^ May 16-23, 1769. 

Thomas Berry of Rumney Marsh in 
Boston, yeoman, 1730; had "father Di- 
van;" wife Elizabeth, 1731-2; and son 
Divan Berry, husbandman, who lived in 
Lynn, 1 7 25- 1 7 30; married Bethiah Bur- 
riage Nov. 18, 1725; children, born in 
Lynn: Daniel, born Oct. 3, 1726; 
Thomas, born July 7, 1728; Elizabeth, 
born May 5, 1730. 

Thomas Berry (probably son of above- 
named Thomas Berry) ; husbandman ; 
lived in Boston in 1729, and removed to 
Lynn in 1731 ; was called "junior" in 
1734 and 1739; his father was deceased, 
testate, in 1739 ; married Rebecca Bal- 
lard of Lynn Jan. 27, 1729-30; they were 
living in Lynn in 1739, ^^^ probably re- 
moved to Wallingford, Conn. ; children, 
born in Lynn : Thomas, born May 30, 
1734 ; Martha, born Dec. 9, 1736 ; Eliza- 
beth, born March 30, 1738-9. 



Ephraim Berry married Mary (Sarah — 
publishment) Johnson, both of Lynn, Dec. 
17, 1729; and they probably lived in 
Chelsea in 1742. 

— Records. 


Continued from volume VIII^ pa^e //j. 
Court, 24 : 4 : 1656. 

John Gatchell sworn constable of Mar- 

Phineas Rider sworn constable of Glou- 

Bray Wilkins and Thomas Chadwell 
sworn constables of Lynn. 

Francis B jrrill sworn clerk of the mar- 
ket at Lynn. 

John Pickworth sworn constable of 

Present : Mr. Simon Brodstreete, Dan : 
Denison, maj.-gen., Capt. Rob* Bridges 
and Mr. Rich : Dummer. 

Jury of trials : Mr. Henry Barthol- 
mew, Lt. Tho : Lothrop, Nicholas Potter, 
John Neale, Rich : Leech and Samuel 
Corning of Salem ; Sam^^ Kent of Gloster ; 
John ffisk of Wenham ; Hen : Collins, 
Allen Breade, Rich : Johnson and Jona- 
than Hutson of Lynn ; and Jo : Sibley 
and Ben : ffelton in room of Nicho : Potter 
and Mr. Bartholraew in Grayes case. 

William Blanton v. Richard Hutcheson. 

Joseph Bond v. John Hathorne. 

Mr. William Browne v. Marke Pitman 
alias Hicks. 

Abraham Whithare v. Jo" Norman. 

Phihp Nelson v. Mr. Richard Dummer, 
executor of Tho : Nelson, father of plain- 
tiff. For not giving full account of the 
estate which the defendant has enjoyed 
for seven years. 

Abraham Whithare v. Robert Gray. 
For leaving the plaintiffs son John Whit- 
hare in Virginia. Verdict, that he be 
brought back to New England by the last 
of next April. John Whithare was a ser- 
vant of the defendant. 

Maj. William Hathorne and Mr. Amos 
Richardson, assignees to John Giifard v. 
John Dimon. 

Same v. Nicholas Pynion. [Writ: 
Same v. Nicholas Pinion ; dated 3 (4) 
1656 ; by the court, Jonath : Negus. The 
defendant, Nicholas Pinyon, gave bond 
(his R mark) ; surety : Edward 
Hutchinson. Writ served by Mathew 
Farington, constable of Lynn. — Files.l 

Same v. Richard Smith. [Writ : dated 
3 (4) 1656; by the court, Jonath: Ne- 
gus. Served by Mathew Farington, con- 
stable of Lynn. Bond : sureties : William 
Curiis and mark L. H. of Henry Lenerd. 
— Files^ 

Same v. Joseph Jenckes, sr. 
Same v. Joseph James. [Writ : dated 
3 (4) 1656; by the court, Jonath Ne- 
gus. Bond (signed by I mark) ; surety: 
Roger Tyler. Served by Mathew Far- 
ington, constable of Lynn. — Files^ The 
defendant confessed judgment. 
Same v. Mr. Henry Webb. 
Same v. John Vinton. 
Same v. Richard Hood. [Writ: dated 
3 (4) 1656 ; by the court, Jonath Negus. 
Bond of defendant. Served by Mathew 
Farington, constable of Lynn. — Files.'] 

Josuah Turland confessed judgment to 
Mr. Edmond Batter. 

Will. Curtis v. John Shaw. For striking 
plaintiff in the street. 

Lt. Thomas Marshall confirmed lieuten- 
ant and Garrard Spencer ensign of ye 
military company at Lynn. [Andrew 
Mansfeild certified to the court that 
Thomas Marshall was formerly lieutenant 
of the train band of Reddin and has been 
chosen lieutenant of the train band of 
Lynn, and that Jarrerd Spenser of Lynn 
has been chosen an ensign of said com- 
pany. — Files.] 

Joseph Armytage, assignee of Henry 
Tucker v. Mr. John Beckes & company 
and their agent, Mr. John Giffard. Also 
another case for labor at the Iron works. 
Joseph Armytage, attorney to ffrancis 
Perry v. Mr. John Beckes & company 
and their agent, Mr. John Giffard. For 
work done at the Iron works. 

Dan^ Salmon, administrator of Joseph 
Boony v. Mr. John Beckes & company 
and their agent, Mr. John Giffard. 



William Elliott confessed judgment in 
favor of Mr. Henry Barthollmew. 

Joseph Arraytage, assignee of Mr. 
Sam^^ Bennett v. Mr. John Beckes & 
company and their agent, Mr. John Gif- 

Joseph Jencke?, sr. v. George Halsie. 

WilHam Canterbury v. John Rouden 
and wife Mary. For great abuse of Can- 
terbury's wife. Rouden's wife having 
given her several blows. 

Richard Hood v. Mr. John Beckes & 
company and their agent, Mr. John Gif- 
ford. For work done at the Iron works. 
[Georg Keser deposed that before Mr. 
Jefford went away from the Iron works 
the deponent went to Richard Hode 
several times to get him to do some saw- 
ing work, etc. Sworn in court 27 : 4 : 1656. 
Joseph James deposed that Richard Hood 
sawed the timber for the furnace in 1653, 
viz : ye arms, wheel, etc., half-inch boards 
for coal Waynes, etc. Sworn in court 
26 : 4 : 1656. — Files ?^ 

Mr. Holliock to be paid for funeral 
charges of Joseph Booney by Dan^ Sall- 
mon, administrator of J. B.'s estate, in 
merchantable wheat. 

Mr. Robert Payne is chosen treasurer 
for the county of Essex. 

Mr. Will. Browne and Mr. Batter 
brought in will of John Jackson, sr. The 
executor refused to serve, and adminis- 
tration was granted to said Browne and 
Batter. [The original will is on file, be- 
ing duly proved. It is printed in full in 
The Antiquarian y volume VI, page 165. 
The inventory of the goods belonging to 
the deceased was taken 10: i mo : 
1655-6, by James Inderwood (his I N 
mark) and Thomas Smith. Amount, 
;£2o, 6 J. — Files. '] 

Mr. George Corwine to bring in inven- 
tory of estate of John Bridgman. Amount, 

;^44, 14-f., 9Ya^' ''The child" is men- 

Will of Thomas Wickes of Salem proved 
by Tho : Cromwell and Anna Cromwell. 
[The original will is on file. It is printed 
in full in The Antiquarian, volume VI, 
page 165. Inventory of the estate of 

Thomas Weeke, lately deceased, taken by 
Hilliard Veren and Thomas Cromwell. 
Amount, ^192, 10s.; real, ^57, house, 
shop, barn and land; personal, ^135, 
loi". Due from the estate, ^42, 10s 
— Files.'\ 

Ezekiell Wathen, apprentice to Thomas 
Avery, discharged, being twenty years 

Thomas Watson of Salem had his fine 
for not training partly remitted. 

Francis Nurse of Salem discharged 
from training. 

Tho : Dorman of Topsfield discharged 
from training. 

John Row of Gloster fined and to con- 
fess for saying that if his wife was of his 
mind he would set his house on fire and 
run away by ye light and ye Devil should 
take ye farm ; and that he would live no 
longer among such a company of hell 

Edmond Nicholson and ffrancis Simson 
of Marblehead fined for bloodshed. 

Widow Florence Hart of Marblehead 
appointed administratrix of the estate of 
her deceased husband. Elias Stileman is 
to allow claims against the estate, etc. 
[Inventory of the estate of John Hart of 
Marblehead taken 14: i: 1655-6, by 
Moses Mavericke and Johanne Bartoll. 
Amount,^74, jos., (id.\ real,^46, ioj. ; 
personal, ^28, os.^ 6d. Due to Mr. Cor- 
win, Mr. Browne, Sam Archard and Mr. 
Elzey, ;^63, 6s., in all. — Files.'] 

The general court referred to this court 
the ordering of the house of cor- 
rection. Referred to ye worshipful Mr. 
Simons and Maj. Dennison to agree with 
Mr. Wilson or Mr. Browne to be master 
of said house. 

Servants of ye house to have five shill- 

Lt. Thomas Marshall, Mr. Thomas 
Layton and James Axie of Lynn sworn 
commissioners for Lynn to end small 

Court, 25 : 9 : 1656. 

Thomas White of Wenham confessed 
judgment in favor of Tho : Robbins, 
assignee of Willm Walbridg. 



Richard Kemball of Wenham sworn 
constable of that town. 

Isaac Comings of Ipswich prosecuted 
Zerubable PhiUips for breaking his house. 
Phillips did not appear. 

Mr. Nathaniell Rogers, Humphrey Grif- 
fin, Jo° ffuller, John Caldwell, John Com- 
ings and Wm Smith bound for his appear- 
ance to the treasurer of the county. Bond 

Maj. Willm Hathorne, Mr. William 
Browne and Mr. Edmond Batter sworn 
commissioners to end small causes in 

Present : Mr. Simon Brodstreet, Dan- 
iell Denison, maj.-gen., Mr. Rich Dumer, 
assist' and Mr. Hubbert, assist^ 

Grand jury : Jeffrey Massy, Jo" Por- 
ter, sr., Rich : Brockenbery, Samuell 
Aborne and Thomas Watson of Salem ; 
Lt. Thomas Marshall, James Axie, ffrancis 
Ingalls and Nathaniell Hanford of Lynn ; 
James Moulton of Wenham; John Sibly 
of Manchester ; John Bartoll of Marble- 
head ; and George Blake of Gloster. 

Trial jury : Mr. Walter Price, Ens. 
Willm Dixie, Willm fflynt. Rich : Bishop, 
ffran : Skerry, [and] Michaell Shaflin [of 
Salem?], Willm Dodge, Andrew Mans- 
field, John Mansfield, [and] Mathew 
ffarrington [of Lynn?], Thomas ffiske 
and Thomas Prince. 

John Rodes v. Allexsander Gold. For 
shooting and killing his dog. 

Same v. Same. Slander, for saying that 
plaintiff was a cheating rogue and knave. 

Edward Woolland v. William Pitt. For 
not delivering goods in Newfoundland. 

Thomas Robbins, assignee of William 
Walbridge v. Tho : White. 

Richard Kemball v. Richard Shatchwell 
and his wife Rebecca. Slander, spoken 
by said Rebecca. 

Zacheus Gould v. Thomas Cutler. For 
not paying to Mr. Henry Barthollmew for 
said Gole. 

Mr. Richard Dumer, executor of Mr. 
Thom Nelson v. Phillip Nelson. Review. 

Elias Stileman, attorney of Mr. John 
Holgrave v. Thomas Davis and Robert 

Edward Pitford v. William Beale. For" 
work done at ye mill. 

Mr. Nicholas Davison v. Robert Gutch. 
Plaintiff has possession of the house given 
him by Mr. Willm Norton, to whom it 
was mortgaged. 

John Putnam v. Joseph Gardner. Mr. 
Tho : Gardner appeared for the defend- 

Roger Haskall v. Giles Corey. Debt. 

Mr. ffran Johnson, Mr. Moses Mavereck 
and Mr. John Bartholl sworn commission- 
ers to end small causes at Marblehead. 

George ffraill of Lynn freed from train- 

Macklin Huckstable of Marblehead, 
dying interstate about five months since, 
administration is granted to Mr. Edm : 
Batter and Mr. ffran Johnson. Inventory, 
^29, 9J-., ()d. Insolvent. 
26 : 9 : 1656. 

Capt. Wm Gerrish sworn commissioner, 
etc., in Newbury. 

Will of Mr. James Noies of Newbury 
proved by Capt. Wm Gerrish and Nicho- 
lass Noeis. Also, inventory. [The will 
of James Noyes was sworn to by Robert 
Long Nov. 21, 1656, before Edward 
Woodman and Nicholas Noyes, commis- 
sioners for Newbury. The will was proved 
in this court by Capt. Will Geerish and 
Nicholas Noice. The original will is on 
file, and was printed in The Antiquarian^ 
volume VII, page 17. Inventory of the 
estate of Mr. James Noyes, teacher of 
Newbury, "who deceafed the 21*^ of 
October," 1656, taken by Richard Knight 
and Anthony Somerby. Amount, jQ^S^y 
\\s., 4^.; real, ^310; personal, ;^347> 
1 1 J., 4//. Due from the estate in England 
and Boston, ;^56, loj. Sworn to by 
Sarah Noyes, widow of the deceased, Nov. 
21, 1656. — Files. '] 

Isaac Cozens sued Thomas Treadwell. 
Defendant has fees. 

John Williams arrested Job Hilliard. 
Defendant has fees. 

Matter about son of Abraham Whithare 
and Robert Gray. To pay 13^. instead 

of 20^". 



James Paw, presented for absence from 
his wife. He had gone out of the country 
a good space. 

Contract of marriage between Thomas 
Nelson of Rowley and Joane Dumer, 
dated 15 : 12 : 1641. This is printed in 
full in The Antiquarian^ volume I, page 


Henry Muddle presented for absence 
from his wife divers years. Gone out 
of the country. 

28 : 9 : 1656. 

Anis Chubb and Elizabeth Vinsent of 
Manchester presented for railing speeches, 
foul language and fighting. Witnesses : 
Alice Leech and Peter Whithare. Con- 

Anis Chubb with her daughter Deliver- 
ance Chubb and Elizabeth, daughter of 
Abraham Whithare, presented for abusing 
and beating the daughter of John Nor- 
man, said Chubb calling for an ax, saying 
she would kill her. Both fined. 

John Pollen of Wenham and wife 
Bethiah fined for fornication before mar- 

Elizabeth, wife of John Legg of Marble- 
head, presented for perniciously belying 
the wife of Jo° Cleements in the matter of 
the birth and death of a child of hers, be- 
cause she called none to its birth or 
death. Stocks. Witnesses : Mary Cauly, 
Mary Trevis and Goody Clemonts. 

Edward Pitford of Marblehead fined 
for being disguised by strong liquors or 
wine. Witnesses: Henry Stacie and 
Tho : Bowen. 

Henry Cooke of Salem and his son 
Isaac presented for beating and kicking 
Sam Abourn and Moses Aborne, sons of 
Sam Abourn, on ye Lord's day. Dis- 

William Lord, jr., of Salem fined for 
cruel and much beating of James Abbott, 
servant to Mr. Edmond Batter, with a 
wabiut cudgell, saying he would kill the 
rogue, when help came to the res- 

William Everton presented for drinking 
tobacco near a barn without door. He is 
at sea. 

Bettres, wife of Willm Canterbury 
fined for provoking speeches to the wife 
of John Rouden, calling her lousie slut 
and saying she had but one shift, and giv- 
ing strong suspicion of assaulting her per- 
son. Witness : John Leech. Paid fine. 

John Cantlebery fined for lying in wait 
and beating the wife of John Rouden, 
coming from behind a bush when his 
mother and Rouden's wife were in com- 
bustion. His mother went away, and 
Benjamin Wojdrow, being near, heard 
Mrs. Rouden cry out, on Lord's day. 
His father engaged to pay the fine. 

Benjamin Woodrow to sit in the stocks 
for perjury in the above complaint. 

John Rouden's wife, of Salem, fined for 
fighting with and beating the wife of W™ 
Canterbery on ye Lord's day. Phill : 
Cromwell promised to pay the fine. 

John Long, clerk of Gloster, presented 
for long absence from his wife. Out of 
the country. 

Five shillings to the servants of the 

To be continued. 


The will of John Pike, sr., of Salisbury 
was proved in the Hampton court 3 : 
8 mo : 1654. In volume V of The Anti- 
quarian, page 156, this will was printed 
as it was recorded in the old Norfolk 
Deeds. Since it was printed the original 
will has been found in the probate office 
at Salem, and a copy of the original is 
given below, though it varies but slightly 
from the record copy. 

In the name of god Amen 

The laft will & teftament of John 
Pike fenior being fick and Weake in 
body but of pfect memory, maye 24. 

firft. I will & bequeath my foule vnto 
god In the lord Jefus Chrift & my body 
to be buried in Convenient burieinge 
place & a my worldly goods to bee 
beftowed as followeth. 

firft I giue my howfe & lande at the 
old towne at Newbery boath vplande & 


meddow with my privellidge of Comon 
II at Newberyll vnto my gran Child John 
Pike the fon of my eld eft fon John Pike 
w*^ that parcell of my lande at the little 
River. & In Cafe the faide John Pike doe 
die without Ifsue & before he is twenty 
one yeare old then the faide lande fhall 
paff to his Brother & fifters by equall 
portions & If they faile then it fhall paff 
to the next of kinn. 

Allfoe I giue that portion of my lande 
at the new towne Caled by the name of 
the pitt boath vplande & meddow vnto 
my grand Child John Pike the fon of my 
fon Robert Pike & In cafe the faide John 
Pike die without Ifsue ||or before the age 
of twenty one|| the faid land fhall paff to 
his fifters & if they faile then it fhall 
paff to the next of kinn 

Allfoe I giue vnto my Daughter Doro- 
thy twenty pounde to be equally devided 
betwixt her & her Children by equall 

Allfoe I giue to my daughter ann twen- 
ty pounde to be devided betwixt her & 
her Children by equall portions. 

AlKoe I giue to my daughter Ifraell 
twenty pounde to be devided betwixt 
her & her Children by equall portions 

Allfoe I give to my daughter in law 
mary the wife of my fon John fowrty 
fhillings & I giue to her Children Jofeph 
hanna mary & ruth each of ||them|| 
fowrty fhillings 

Allfoe I give vnto my daughter in law 
fara the wife of my fon Robert fowrty 
fhillings & I giue to her Children fara 
Dorathye mary & Elizabeth ||each of 
them II fowrty fhillings. allfoe I giue 
vnto my tenant famuell more the bed- 
fteed that he hath of mine. 

Allfoe I doe. appoynte my two fons 
John & Robert to bee my executors to fee 
my will pformed & my debts & all 
Charges paide Hfoe farr as my eftate will 
reach II & the remainder of my eftate 
within doare & without doare fhall be 
devided betwixt my two faid executors 
my fons John Pike & Robert Pike by 
equall portions all debts & Charges being 
firft difcharged & paide 


furthermore my will is that in Cafe my 
fons John Pike & Robert Pike f hould re- 
moue out of the Cuntry with theire fami- 
leyes after my deceafe before my faide 
grande Children are of the age of twenty 
one yeare that then it fhall be in the 
power of my faid fons John & Robert 
to difpofe in the waye of fale or other- 
wife of the faide lande for the benefitt of 
my faide grand Children refpectiuely that 
is to faye my fon w^^ is, the father fhall 
difpofe of that lande w^^ is by me given 
to his owne Childe & foe boath refpect- 

Henry Mondey John Pike 

the mark of R John Raff e 


The nuncupative will of Rev. Nathan- 
iel Rogers of Ipswich was proved in the 
court at Ipswich 25 : 7 : 1655. The fol- 
lowing is a copy of the original paper on 
file in the probate office in Salem. 

The laft will and teftament of M"^ Na- 
thaniel Rogers Paftour of the Church of 
Chrift at Ipfwich, as was taken from his 
owne mouth July 3. Anno Dom : 1655. 

Concerning my outward eftate. To 
one of the brethren I have left a peculiar 
charge, which he fhall have power in him- 
felfe to doe, and not to fufpend. 

The fumme of my eftate both in Old 
England, and New, feemes to amount to 
about y® value of twelve hundred pound ; 
of which fume, foure hundred pound is 
expected from my father M"^ Robert Crane 
in England. 

To my fonne John, to prevent expecta- 
tion of a double portion, I have not fo 
bequeathed ; he hath never beene by any 
labour ferviceable to to his brethren, but 
hath beene upheld by their labour, & 
paine, while he hath beene determining 
his way. Therefore I give and bequeath 
to him an equall portion with his other 
brethren, viz, y® fume of one hundred 
pound of my eftate in New England. 

To my fonne Nathaniel I give and be- 
queath y® fume of one hundred pound 
out of my eftate in Old England ; & one 



hundred pound out of my eftate in New 

To my fonne Samuel I give & be- 
queath y® fume of one hundred pound 
out of my eftate in Old England ; & one 
hundred pound out of my eftate in New 

To my fonne Timothy I give & be- 
queath y® fume of one hundred pound 
out of my eftate in Old England ; & one 
hundred pound out of my eftate in New 

To my fonne Ezekiel I give & bequeath 
the fume of twenty pound, which he 
fhall have liberty to take in my bookes, if 
he pleafe. 

To my daughter I have already given 
her at leaft two hundred pound. 

The time of y® childrens receiving 
their portions either in part, or whole, fhall 
be according to y® mutuall advice of my 
Executours, with thefe godly friends 
named, viz, my Coufin M"^ Ezekiel Rog- 
ers, Mathew Boyes, Ezekiel Che ever, who 
are entreated to advife & counfell in this, 
& any other cafe as need fhall require. 

To my three grandchildren, John, Na- 
thaniel, Margaret Hubbard, I give & be- 
queath to each of them y® fume of fourtie 

To my Coufin John Rogers I give & 
bequeath the fume of five pound, which is 
in y® hands of Enfigne Howlett. 

To the children of my Coufin John 
Harris of Rowley, viz, Elizabeth, Nathan- 
iel, John, Mary, I give & bequeath to 
each y® fume of twenty fhillings. 

To Mary Quilter my maidfervant I give 
y® sum of three pound. 

To Sarah ffiUybrowne my other maid- 
fervant I give y® fume of ten fhiJJings. 

To Harbert CoUedge in Cambridge I 
give & bequeath y® fume of five pounds. 

To y® poore I give the fume of three 

The remaining part of my eftate not 
yet difpofed of, I give & bequeath to my 
deare wife M" Margaret Rogers during 
her life, & after her deceafe to be 
equally diftributed among my children, 
by y® advice of the friends above named. 

I do ordaine & conftitute my deare & 
beloved wife M" Margaret Rogers, and 
my trufty & welbeloved friends M*" Rob- 
ert Paine, and John Whipple to be Ex- 
ecutours of this my laft will, & teftament. 

pued in Court held at Ipswich the 25**^ 
of the 7*^ mo : 1655 to be the last will & 
Testament of m*^ Nathaniell Rogers by 
the oaths of llm*"]! Ezekell Cheuer & dea- 
con John Whipple taken from his mouth 
being in pfect memory 

p me Robert Lord cleric 


The will of Francis Parrot of Rowley 
was proved in the Ipswich court Sept. 
30, 1656. The following is a copy of 
the original instrument on file in the pro- 
bate office at Salem. 

I ffrancis Parrat of Rowley intending 
to take a Journey to England defire as 
fensible of the frailty of this mortall life to 
fet my houfe in order & doe therfore 
conftitute and appoint this as my laft will 
and teftament in maner & forme as 
foUoweth. Impf I giue & bequeath my 
foule to God that gaue it & my body to 
be interred as the wife hand of God fees 
meete whether by fea or land in comforta- 
ble hopes of a happy refurrectio at that 
day. Ite my will is that my debts be 
firft payd Ite I giue to my Loueing wife 
Elizabeth Parrat one hundred pounds to 
take it wher fhee pleafes in land goods 
& Cattle I alfo giue to her my houfe and 
houfe lott for her life and after her death 
my will is that it fhall be equally diuided 
amonge my Children. Ite the reft of my 
lands goods & Chatties I giue to my Sk 
daughters to be equally diuided amongft 
them and each of them to haue their 
equall fhare paid vnto them at the age of 
twenty one yeares or the d&y of their 
mariage w**^ fliall firft be And I conftitute 
my wife as my fole executrix of this my 
laft will and Teftament And I appoint 
my Loueing brethren maxmilian Jewet & 
Ezekiell Northend as ouerfeers of this my 
laft will and teftament in witnes hereof 



I haue herevnto fet my hand this 18'^ 
day of Nouember 1655. 

In the prefence 

of vs 

Ezekiel northend ffrancis Parrot 

John palmer 


The will of Jane Lambert of Rowley 
was proved in the Ipswich court 27:7: 
1659. The following copy is taken from 
the original on file in the probate office at 

The laft will and Teftament of Jaine 
Lambert widow may the 24 : 1559 

I Jaine lambert beeing fick in body 
but of perfect Memory doe make this my 
laft will and Teftament in form folowing 

Imprimous I giue all my land madowes 
comans and whatfoeuer belongeth to my 
houf and lot/ by any right with the faid 
houfe barnes and what pertaines therto 
I fay all my lands excepting the land in 
the vilege vnto my eldeft fon John 

It I giue vnto him one fether bed with 
all that belongeth vnto it 

It I giue vnto my fonn Jonathan Lam- 
bert forty pounds 

It I giue vnto my fonn Gerfhom Lam- 
bert forty pounds 

It I giue vnto him one fether bed with 
all that belongeth ther vnto 

It I giue vnto my fonn Thomas Lambert 
one pewther plater and one linen fheet 
and one filuer fpoone 

It I giue vnto my Daughter Anne 
Lambert one great Chif t and all that is in 
it and one trunke and all that is in it one 
litl box and all that is in it the fether 
beding which I ly one with all ther be- 
longes vnto it and all my pewther with all 
my brafs and potts and ketls and when 
thes things is prifed, I will that they fhall 
be made vp to the value of fixty pounds 
provided that if all this eftat : the land 
giuen to John excepted Doe not Amoneitt 
to thef fumes thus giuen out as aboue- 
mentioned I will that they fhall all abatte 

It I make ordaine and Conftitute my 
eldeft Sonn John Lambert to be executor 
of This my will and teftament and doe 
defier and intreat M"^ Ezekill Rogers and 
M"^ Jofeph Jewit to be ouerfeers of this my 
will and Teftament in wittnes that this is 
my owne free deliberat act and deed I 
haue fetto my hand the day and yere firft 
aboue written 

read : figned in the prefents of vs 
Jofeph Jewett hir mark 

Thomas Leaner Jaine IL Lambert 


Christopher Berry of Salem, 1640. 

John Berry of Ipswich married Mary 
Chapman Jan. 24, 1676-7. 

— Savage. 

Edward Bishop (No. 3, page 122, 
The Aniiquarian, volume VIII) died in 
Rehoboth, an innholder, in May, 17 11. 
In his will, he mentions wife Sarah ; sons 
Ebenezer Bishop, Edward Bishop, Jona- 
than Bishop, Samuel Bishop and David 
Bishop j daughters Priscilla, wife of Sam- 
uel Day (his second wife, married Sept. 
14, 1702), and Sarah, wife of Jor- 
dan. — Fred N. Day, Auburndaky Mass. 

" Connecticut river ^' should read "Con- 
toocook river," in The Antiquarian, page 

Hannah, wife of Thomas Blanchard 
(No. II, on page 27, in The Antiqua- 
rian), died in 1725, but the date of 
death and age given are the date of 
death and age of the widow of Samuel 
Blanchard (No. 4). 

The inscription at the bottom of the- 
first column of page 3 has been critically 
examined and compared with an older- 
copy. It reads in full as follows: — 

Here Lyeth 

Buried the Body 

of Rachel Baker 

Who Deceased the 
5*^ of Iu°e A — D 1 73 1 
In y® 48*^ y'^ of her Age. 





^ The burial-ground at Bay View was 
laid out quite early. The oldest grave- 
stone now standing there and decipher- 
able bears the date of 1730. The following 
are all of the inscriptions to be found 
there bearing dates prior to 1 800. 

Here. lyes buried 
the body . of Sarah 
Dau"^ to the Rev<* m' Benj* 
Bradstreet & Sarah 
his wife, aged 17 
Ye ars & i Day 
died M ar c h ^ 3** 

DAU'^to M^ THOMAS & 


1730 in Y« 16 YEAR 

Then die ! 

In memory of 


And their Children 



^ ^^ a brighter world on 
Man shall return unto dust. 

Mark Davis, died May 25, 1802. ^t. 52. 
Watch and pray for y^ know not when the time is. 


Betsy Davis, died Sept. 10, 1792. ^t. 37. 
God is righteous and holy ^in all his ways and works 

Eliza Davis, died Sept. 27, 1795. -^t* i3« 
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. 

Mary Davis, died Augst 23, 1795. Ma 5. 
Of such is the kingdom of heaven. 

James Davis, died Oct. 4, 1808. ^t. 21. 
I^ thou wilt enter into life keep the commandments. 

Mortals, here see your fate. 
Behold a God I adore him and obey. 

Here lies the Body of 
M" Abigail Davis 
the wife of Cap' James 
Davis y® 3** who died Dec*^ 
y® 21*' 176 I. 

in the 34*^ year 
of her Age. 


M" Mary Davis 
James Davis 
aged 53 years 
3 m** died june 

29 1753- 


Confort of 

Cap^ William Davis Jun^ 

departed this life 

June 14*^ 1790, 

in the 24**^ year of 

his age. 


OF Sarah Davis 
Y® DAU^ of Cap'' 
James Davis 
& Mary his wife 
aged i 3 years 

& 6 M^ died NOV 

Y' 6 1745 

*This word belongs at the end of the preceding 



Here lies y® Body of 
M" Abigail Dennison 
the wife of M"^ George 
Dennison who died May 

ye jBt 175 3^ 

Aged 47 Years. 




OF m' 






1747/8 IN THE 49 

D A U'^^ OF M"^ 

GEORGE & M'^^ 





Here lies Buried 

The Body of Capt° 

Jonathan Fellows 

who departed this 

Life the 20'^ 

* I 7 


day of 
5 9 

Here is InterrM 

The Body of 

Who Departed 

This Life o c t'^ 





o f 

h i 



Here Lie y® Remains 
of cap* Richard Gofs 
Who Departed 
this Life June 
ye jgth 1769 

In the $z^^ Year 




*Buried in the ground. 


OF James Griffin 
SON OF m"^ Samuel 


& M* 





1 749 IN Y® 





Mifs Judith Griffin 

departed this life 

February 20, 1772, 

In the 15*^ year of 

her age 


Confort of 

Mr. Thomas Griffin 

departed this life 

April Z, i793> 
In the 55 year of her age 

So fefus fUpt^ God'^s dying Son 
Paft through the grave^ and bleft the bed 
Reft here^ fair faint ^ till from his throne 
The morning breaks and pierce the fhade. 

Mifs Lydia Griffin 

departed this life 
November lOf i'j<)2f 
In the 24^^ year of 
her age. 

^■^^— ^— .^ 

Here Lies Interr'd 

the Wife of m"^ 

. Sam^ Griffen Jun'^ 

Who Des* Sepf^ y« 10 

1767 In Y® 51 Year 

of her age 

Come Mortal Man 
And Cast An Eye 
Come Read thy Doom 
Prepare to Die 

Thomas Griffin Jun 
departed this life 
december 13*^ 1791- 
In the 2g^^ year of 
his age. 



Mr. Thomas Griffin 
departed this life 
Febry 13, 1796, 
In the 62 year of 
his age. 
Sleep lovely faint and take thy reft; 
Thy work is done^ thy bed is bleft; 
For Chrift will change thy mortal clay, 
And rais the Saint to endlefs day. 

In memory of 

Nathaniel Griffith 

son to Capt. Nath^ Griffith 

& mrs. Pricilla his wife 

died Aug* i 1793 

aged I year 6 mon^ 

A pleaf ant flower cut down 

And withered in an hour. 

M' J O H N & M" 
AGED 5 YEARS & 8 M^ 
DEC^ JAN'^y f 12 
173 5/6 


DEC^ JUNE Y« 15*^ 
1733 IN Y« 38**^ YEAR 

In Memory of 
Mary Haraden 
Dau'^ to Nathaniel 
& Mary Haraden 
Aged 4 years & 
21 DS Died OoSF 
.th . . 6 7. 


Son of George and 

Judith Knights 
died April 19, 1796, 
aged I year 9 mo. 

But Jef us f aid unto thtm fuffer 
Little children to come to me^ and 
Forbid them not: for of Such is the 
Kingdom of God, 

In Memory of 

Caleb Lane 

who died Feb 10, 1783, 

Aged 54 Years. 

Farewell my wife cSr* Children dear 
If ought on earth could keep me here 
It would be my love for you 
But Jesus calls my soul away 
Jesus forbids a longer stay 
My dearest friends i adieu. 

2 4' 

I 7 

In memory of 

M" Anna Norwood 

Wife of Capt. Francis Norwood 

who died April 10 — 1776 ; 

^t. 37 

Here Lies the Body of 

Mifs Elizabeth Norwood, 

Who departed this Life 

the 3** day of Octo'' 1769, 

Aged 27 Years. 

Alfo her dear brother 
M'^ Abraham Norwood, died in 
Virginia Decem 12*^ 1769, & was Interr'd 
in a Church Yard in North- River 

In Memory of 
Nathaniel Haraden 
Son to Nathaniel 
& Mary Haraden 
Aged 3 Years & 
25 DS Died Nov^ 



In memory of 

M'^ Elizabeth Norwood 

Wife of M^ Jonathan Norwood ^ 

who died Oct^ 20 — 1775 

M\? 60. 




In memory of 
M' Jonathan Norwood, 
who diedFeby2i — 1791; 
^t^ 79. 

Alfo his Son Eben' Norwood, 
who died in New-York of the 
Small-pox May 6 — 1783 

here lies y* 

D A U^ OF 

& Eliz'^" 

AGED 12 


7 5 3 






R 28*^ 

Here lies y® Body of 
Zaccheus Norwood 
son of Jonathan & 
Elizabeth Norwood 

Died July 10*^ 1758 
Aged 3 Months & 19 Days 

Here lie y® Body 
of Zaccheus son 
of M Jonathan & 
M" Eliza'^h Norwood 
Died October 4th 

Aged 5 weeks. 

Here lies Buried the 
Body of 
Esther Parsons 
Dau'^ of M'^ Nathaniel & 

M^' Esther Parsons 

who departed this Life 

March the 7*^ 1764, 

Aged 15 Days. 



here lies 
the body of m 
Hannah Stanwood 
Wife of M' 
Job Stanwood 

died march y® i®* 

1753 IN Y® 24 YEAR 

Here lies the Body of 
^rs Betty Woodbery 
the wife of M^ Peter 
Woodber y who died 
June 26**^ 1762, 
In the 27*^ Year 
of her Age. 

thomas son to 
m'' Joseph & m""^ 
Joanna * 


George Blanchard* (No. 2, on page 26, 
in The Antiquarian) is usually credited 
with having married a daughter of Joseph 
Hills, because Joseph Hills willed land to 
his granddaughters Hannah and Elizabeth 
Blanchard. Now this land was in Dun- 
stable, and the Hannah and Elizabeth 
Blanchard, daughters of Dea. John 
Blanchard of Dunstable, were the ones 
who had the land ; and in 1 7 1 7 Tom 
Reed of Chelmsford, who married Han- 
nah (of Deacon John) Blanchard, deeds 
rights in Hill's farm, said interest given 
his wife by grandfather Hills, etc. There 
remains not the faintest suggestion that 
George Blanchard^ married Hills. 

Thomas Blanchard^ (No. 3 on the 
same page) married Ann, daughter of 
Henry and Honour Rolfe of Newbury. 
See Old Families of Salisbury and Ames- 
bury, page 301, and Honour Rolfe 's will, 
in The Antiquanan,vo\ume IV.,page 137. 

Samuel Blanchard^ (No. 4, on page 26) 
was admitted to full communion in the 

♦ Buried in the ground. 



First church of Charlestown Sept. ii, 
1680. On 25: 7: 1 68 1, Thomas, John, 
Samuel and Hannah, children of '* Good- 
man Samuel Blanchard," were baptized, 
and 29: 11: 1681, Joshua, Jonathan, 
Mary and Abigail, " ye children of or bro : 
Blanchard," were baptized. The children 
of the second wife were baptized first, and 
then all that were living of the first wife's 
children were gathered in. The references 
are New Eng. Hist, and Gen. Reg., vol. 
23»P- 438, and vol. 25, pp. 252, 253; 
Bond's Watertown, p. 5 94. This provides 
an Abigail suitable for John Stratton of 
Watertown, whose wife Abigail died Oct. 
25» 1732, aged sixty-six; so born about 
1666. " Dau. Dorithy Storer which is 
my grandchild " is, I think, Dorothy Sto- 
ver or Stowers, born March 23, 1699, to 
John Stowers3 and his wife Mary Blanch- 
ard, married Aug. 13, 1696. References; 
Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, 
p. 329, and Boston Records, vol. 9, p. 248. 
— Mrs, Louise Bethune, Buffalo, N, Y, 

SALEM IN J700. NO. \% 


The map on page 75 represents that 
part of Salem which is bounded by Essex 
street, Washington square. Winter street. 
Bridge street and Collins cove. It is 
based on actual surveys and title deeds, 
and is drawn on a scale of three hundred 
feet to an inch. It shows the location of 
all houses that were standing there in 

The brace marked *'a" shows where 
Arbella street begins on Bridge street; 
" b ", Webb street ; " c ", Pleasant street ; 
" d ", Pickman street ; " e ", Andrew 
street; "f ", Briggs street; "g", Board- 
man street; and "h", Forrester street. 

Essex street was called a street or 
highway in 1667; ye street, 1675: ye 
country road, 1690; ye highway or main 
street, 1695 ; the main street, 1725 ; and 
Essex street in 1796. 

Washington square east next Essex 
street was only a little more than half as 
wide in the early days as it is now. It 

was called Thomas Beadle's lane in 1700; 
Ives lane, 1756; the common, 1794; 
Pleasant street, 1809; and has recently 
been called Washington Square East. 

That part of Forrester street next to 
Essex street was a passage from the main 
road to the cove. Before the Edward 
Bishop lot was granted (in 1663), that 
lot constituted the passage, but after the 
grant of that lot to Jeremiah Butman in 
1673, t^^ way was changed to its present 
location. It was called a lane or highway 
down to ye cove in 1667 ; a lane, 1747 ; 
Gerrish's lane, 1794; East street, 1804; 
and Forrester street in 1862. That part 
of the street running parallel with Essex 
street was laid out over common land as 
early as 1767. It was called the street 
lately laid out Aug. 16, 1793 j ^^^ street, 
1793 ; a new street, 1794 ; street leading 
from the common to the neck, 1 799 ; 
East street, 1809; and Forrester street 
in 1870. 

The creek was an outlet for the ponds 
and swamp which now constitute Wash- 
ington square. The creek was called the 
cove that goeth to the neck in 1662 ; 
Tuck's cove or creek, 1663; a cove, 
1667 ; a kind of a creek, 1675 y ^ small 
creek next the common land, 1683; ye 
creek or town common, 1700; the creek, 
1732; a small creek next ye common, 
1765; flats of Collins' cove, 1791; the 
cove, 1794; Gerrish's gutter, 1804; the 
gutter, 1826; fiats, 1850; creek, 1858; 
and the brook in 1862. So it was open 
to some extent until the latter date. It 
must have been filled very soon afterward. 
Writing in 1790, Dr. William Bentley 
called this creek " the run of water which, 
flows from the Common to Neckgate." 

The dotted lines represent the rear lim- 
its of the original grants; the parts 
beyond were encroachments upon the 
common land before March 17, 1692-3, 
when the town voted that the several 
parties who had so encroached should 
pay for the land so taken ; and that the 
owners are to keep open the creek that 
the water may freely pass and not annoy 
the inhabitants that live above them in 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 9, 


the low swampy ground. When the 
common land shown on the map lying in 
the rear of the row of lots was granted to 
the owners of the adjoining lots, in 1793, 
a condition was inserted in each deed 
that the common shore should be forever 
kept open at the expense of the grantees. 

In the original layout of the town a 
way eight feet in width was reserved along 
the water's edge ; and as such the narrow 
path is mentioned on the south side of 
the creek in 1757. It continued to be a 
way until Forrester street was constructed, 
before 1793. 

Collins cove was called the cove in 
1664; the salt water, 1725 ; ye sea, 1737 ; 
a beach or river, 1787; river or creek, 
1788; and Collins cove in 1858. 

Dr. William Bentley, writing in 1790, 
stated that the point of land constituting 
the eastern end of George Hodges' lot 
was called Virgin point, " from three old 
maidens who lived near it, the place being 
now to be seen. " The three " old maid- 
ens " were probably Mary and Hannah 
Hodges and their widowed sister Sarah 
Archer, children of George Hodges. 

Doctor Bentley writes further that the 
part of the cove next to the Parkman pas- 
ture was called Shallop cove. 

The lane anciently running from the 
bend in Forrester street to Shallop cove 
was in existence as early as 1664, and 
probably was located before the lots were 
granted at the first settlement of the 
town. At a town meeting held March 
19, 1721-2, the town of Salem voted to 
sell this (then called Hodges) lane for 
five pounds ; and, according to Doctor 
Bentley's journal, it was granted to Gama- 
liel Hodges Dec. 3, 1722. Doctor Bent- 
ley states that it was about twenty-four feet 
in width and twenty-five rods in length. 

Washington square was called ye com- 
mon commonly called the training place 
in 1664; ye town common, 1681 ; ye 
common or training field, 1689; Salem 
training place, 1709 ; ye training common, 
1711 j ye training field, 1749 ; and away 
or common land of Salem in 1767. 

Arbella street was laid out Dec. 24 

Webb street was laid out in May, 

Andrew street was laid out Aug. 21, 

Pickman street was laid out May 17, 
1824 ; and was so called in 1829. 

Pleasant street was laid out in 1796, 
as on December twelfth of that year it is 
described as *^ a street now staked out 
which is a continuation from Pleasant 
street to Bridge street;" was accepted 
by the town Sept. 2, 1797 ; and was 
called Pleasant street in 1801. 

Briggs street was laid out in March, 
1837, and was at first called Briggs court. 

Boardman street was laid out July 15, 

The ancient lane running along the 
southwestern side of the Parkman pasture, 
about eighteen feet wide, was the early 
way to the ferry and first settlement. 
This was used until Winter street was 
opened in or before 1668. After that 
time, John Neal fenced in the lane until 
Jan. 24, 1681-2, when the selectmen of 
Salem determined that Lt. Jeremiah 
Neale, as executor to the estate of his 
father John Neale, deceased, and in the 
behalf of the rest of his relations unto 
whom it may belong shall " haue hould 
and peacably Enjoy the lane of the towne 
of aboute Eighteene foote wide which 
was betweene m'^ John Gedneys paftore 
land, and y® land ot the Sayd Neales & 
now Incloafed by neale."* 

Winter street was included in the lots 
of Nicholas Hay ward (or, Howard) and 
John Neale before it was laid out in or 
before 1668. The southwestern portion 
of the strip, about three-fourths of an 
acre belonged to Mr. Neale, and the rest, 
about one acre, was owned by Mr. How- 
ard.* Winter street was called ye high- 
way in 1682 ; highway or common land, 
1790; the highway leading from Salem 
common toward Essex bridge, 1792; 
and Winter street in 1794. 

*Town Records, Book of Grants, page 140. 



Bridge street was one of the earliest 
roads in Salem, and was called the coun- 
try road which goeth from Salem meeting 
house to the ferry in 1681 ; ye highway, 
1698; ye highway y' leads downe to y® 
ferry leading to Beverly, 17 13; Ferry 
lane, 1743 ; and Bridge street in 1794. 

In the sketches that follow, after 1700, 
titles and deeds referred to pertain to the 
houses and land under and adjoining and 
not always to the whole lot, the design 
being, after that date, to give the history 
of the houses then standing principally. 

Thomas Beadle House. That part of 
this lot lying easterly of the dashes was 
a part of the lot of John Turner, who died 
Oct. 9, 1680, at the age of thirty-six. It 
descended to his several children, who 
were all very young, and his son John 
Turner of Salem, merchant, for sixteen 
pounds, conveyed it to Thomas Beadle of 
Salem, innkeeper, June 4, 1695.* How 
John Turner had the right to convey 
more than his inherited interest in this lot 
does not appear. 

That part of the lot lying westerly of 
the dashes was the house lot granted by 
the selectmen of Salem, Aug. 7, 1672, to 
John Robinson in the following words : 
" Jn° Robinfon the Taylor, hath liberty 
Granted him to have a houfe lott in the 
Comon on the Same tearmes as other 
men haue theirs." Mr. Robinson built a 
dwelling house, barn and shop thereon 
and resided there. He conveyed the es- 
tate (in exchange with Mr. Beadle for his 
residence) to Mr. Beadle, who then con- 
ducted an inn across the street, June t8, 
i695.t Mr. Beadle died May 23, 1700, 
possessed of the whole lot and the build- 
ings. The estate was then valued at two 
hundred pounds. The house then had a 
kitchen, new room, north room, south 
chamber, north chamber, etc. His wid- 
ow and administratrix Elizabeth Beadle, 
who was then widow of Capt. Thomas 
Dean, and Mr. Beadle's children, Benja- 
min Beadle, cordwainer, and Thomas 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 30. 
lEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 36. 

Beadle, mariner, all of Salem, for two 
hundred and twenty-five pounds, con- 
veyed the house, barn, shop and land to 
Benjamin Ives of Salem, glazier, Nov. 12, 
1 7 15.* Captain Ives lived here, and 
died possessed of the estate in 1752. 
The mansion house and land around it 
were then valued at two hundred and six- 
ty-six pounds, thirteen shillings, and four 
pence. Three years later it was valued 
at two hundred and forty pounds. Cap- 
tain Ives devised the estate to his daugh- 
ters Elizabeth, Mary, Abigail, Martha and 
Margaret. To Mary, then wife of John 
Crowninshield of Salem, shipwright, the 
other children, John Ives, tanner, Eliza- 
beth Ives, Abigail Ives, Martha Ives and 
Margaret Ives, all spinsters, and all of 
Salem, released the estate Oct. 25, 1756.! 
Mr. Crowninshield died, and his widow 
Mary Crowninshield of Salem, for one 
hundred and eighty pounds, conveyed 
the estate to her son Clifford Crownin- 
shield, mariner, June 29, 1791.^ Clifford 
Crowninshield removed the house soon 

Abial Turner Lot. John Turner 
owned this lot early and died possessed 
of it Oct. 9, 1680. The estate passed to 
his son, John Turner, who died in 1692, 
possessed of it. His real estate was not 
divided until March 22, 1696-7, when 
this lot was assigned to his daughter Abial 
Turner. It was then valued at thirty-two 
pounds and eleven shillings. She owned 
it until Jan. 22, 1705, when, for forty- 
five pounds, she conveyed it to Joseph 
Andrews of Boxford, yeoman. § 

Christopher Babbidge House. This lot 
was probably granted to Christopher Bab- 
bidge before 1683. when he was its owner. 
He was living in 1711, and apparently 
died soon afterward, possessed of the 
lot and house which he erected thereon. 
This was one of the best houses in the 
neighborhood, the staircase still contain- 
ing the ancient newel posts and balusters, 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 27, leaf 190. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 102, leaf 283. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 153, leaf 105. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 18, leaf 146. 



17 00 

Sc»Ui 300£t.» I incK. 


and the rod from which were suspended 
the ancient leathern fire buckets. In the 
west lower room of this house met the 
committee of the East or Second church 
to consider the plans of its first meeting 
house which was built on the opposite 
side of the street in 17 17. The estate 
was next owned by his son Christopher 
Babbidge of Salem, cordwainer, who died 
in i755> when the house, barn and land 
were appraised at one hundred and fifty- 
three pounds, six shillings and eight 
.pence. The administratrix of the estate, 
for the payment of debts, for one 
hundred and fifty pounds, conveyed the 
estate to Richard Derby of Salem, mer- 
chant, Nov. 8, 1757.* Mr. Derby died 
Nov. — , 1783, having devised to his 
daughter Mary Crowninshield "the House 
in which she lately dwelt now occupied 
by Joseph Moses with the Land under 
& adjoining thereto, it being nearly op- 
posite the meeting house in the East 
Parish in Salem with the appurtenances 
which I purchased of Christopher Bab- 
bidge's heirs." The devisee was the wife 
of George Crowninshield of Salem, mer- 
chant, and for, thirty-five hundred dollars, 
they conveyed the house and lot to James 
Cheever of Salem, merchant, Aug. 24, 
i799.t Captain Cheever died Sept. 23, 
1839, possessed of the house and lot, 
which were then valued at three thousand 
dollars. His children, Sally Cook, and 
her husband Samuel Cook of Salem, mer- 
chant, James W. Cheever, of Salem, 
merchant, Ruth Shepard, widow, of Lodi, 
111., and Maria Cheever of Salem, single- 
woman, for two thousand and seventy- 
five dollars, conveyed the house, store 
and land to Phineas R. Weston of Salem, 
trader, June i, 18404 Mr. Weston, in 
1859, cut off the eastern end of the 
house, and removed that portion to Grant 
street, where it still stands. For three 
thousand dollars, he conveyed the estate 
to George R. Curwen of Salem Oct. 25, 


1867; * and Mr. Curwen conveyed it, for 
the same consideration, to Emily L. 
Weston, wife of said Phineas, on the same 
day.* In 1861, Mr. Weston called the 
house " my old house." Leverett Tur- 
ner and his wife Ellen, in her right, and 
Alice Weston, singlewoman, all of Salem, 
apparently heirs of Mr. Weston, for two 
thousand and sixty-five dollars, conveyed 


the house and lot to Charles Bowker of 
Salem July 21, 1885.! Mr. Bowker still 
owns and resides in the house. The en- 
graving of the house shows it as it ap- 
peared seventy-five years ago, before the 
radical changes were made. 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 105, leaf 16. 
+ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 165, leaf 180. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 320, leaf 14. 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 733, leaf 66. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 1155, leaf 

















John Mascoll House. This lot was grant- 
ed by the selectmen of Salem to John Mas- 
coll, sr., of Salem, gunsmith, 6 : 4 : 1662. 
He erected a house upon it before 1702. 
For forty-seven pounds, he conveyed the 
house and lot to Robert Stanbury of Sa- 
lem, chirurgeon, Jan. 16, 1710-1.* How 
the title passed from Doctor Stanbury 
is unknown. Matthew Pool of Boston, 
cooper, for twenty pounds, conveyed the 
house and lot to Samuel Carlton of Salem, 
mariner, Sept. 6, i732.t Mr.^Carlton evi- 
dently removed the old house soon after- 

Bartholomew Gale House. This lot 
was granted by the selectmen of Salem to 
Robert Lemon 6 : 4 : 1662. It belonged 
to Bartholomew Gale as early as 1675. 
The house was erected upon it before 
1675. Mr. Gale owned the house and 
lot as late as 1702, and they were the 
property of Philip English and in the 
possession of William Brown in 1732. 
Mr. English died in 1736, owning the 
house and lot, which were then valued at 
eighty pounds. His administrator, for 
sixty-pounds, conveyed the house and lot 
to Joseph Browne of Salem, mariner, 
Oct. 22, 1 7 42. J The house was gone 
apparently a few years later. 

Philip English Houses, That part of 
this lot lying west of the dashes was grant- 
ed to widow HolHngworth by the select- 
men of Salem 6:4: 1662. It was sub- 
sequently the property of William Hol- 
Hngworth, apparently widow HoUing- 
worth's son. William HolHngworth con- 
veyed it to Philip CromweU of Salem be- 
fore Sept. 23, 1675, when Mr. Cromwell 
conveyed the lot and a house which then 
stood upon it, which were then in the 
possession of Thomas Cloutman, to Philip 
English of Salem, mariner. § Mr. English 
died in 1736, and this "small dwelling 
house " and land around it descended 
to his daughter Mary, wife of William 
Browne. Mr. Browne died before March 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 22, leaf 279. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 60, leaf 184. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 84, leaf 82. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 126. 

2 2, 1759, when she was a widow.* She 
died before or in 1767, possessed of the 
estate. The administrator of her estate 
conveyed the lot " with the remains of an 
old dwelling house thereon " to Joseph 
MascoU of Salem, shipwright, Sept. 30, 
1 7 6 7 .t Mr. MascoU, for forty-six pounds, 
conveyed the lot " with ye remains of an 
old dweUing house thereon " to John 
Touzell of Salem, goldsmith, Oct. 24, 
1767.^ The house was gone before 1785, 
when Mr. Touzell died. 

That part of this lot lying east of the 
dashes was granted to John Williams by 
the selectmen of Salem 6:4; 1662. Mr. 
Williams lived here, being a fisherman, 
and he immediately erected a house upon 
this lot. For twenty-five pounds, twelve 
shilHngs and six pence, he conveyed the 
lot and house " newly built '' to John 
Steevens of Salem, fisherman, Aug. 27, 
1663. § In 1673 and 1675 the premises 
were occupied by William Buckley. Mr. 
Steevens conveyed the house and lot to 
Capt. Walter Price of Salem before the 
latter's death, which occurred June 5, 
1674, but the deed of transfer has not 
been found. Captain Price died pos- 
sessed of the lot, and his executors, for 
fifty-six pounds and ten shiHings, con- 
veyed the house and lot and a shop with 
a ceUar under it to Philip English Dec. 
22, 1679.11 The estate had been then 
lately occupied by Tobias Carter. Mr. 
English died in 1736, possessed of the 
house and lot. In the appraisal of the es- 
tate the house was called "an old house," 
and the house and land around it were val- 
ued at fifteen pounds. In the division of 
the estate of Mr. English, Dec. 31, 1742, 
the house and land about it were 
assigned to the heirs of Susanna TouzeU, 
widow of John Touzell, deceased. John 
TouzeH of Salem, goldsmith, apparently 
a son of Mrs. Touzell, conveyed the old 
house and land around it to William Ha- 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 104, leaf 276. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 121, leaf 154. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book 122, leaf 4. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 72. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 58. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 9. 


thorne of Salem, mariner, and his wife 
Mary and widow of Susanna Hathorne of 
Salem May 30, 1754.* The house was 
gone apparently a few years later. 

Edward Bishop House, This lot was 
granted by the town of Salem to Jeremiah 
Butman, at a town meeting held 14 : i : 
1672-3. The record reads :" Graunted 
to Jeremiah Butman & foe to his child*^ 
after him : a pcell of land to Build a houfe 

on near Bucklye accordinge to the 

pportion of the other lotts If it be ther 
to be hade or any wher ther abouts as 
y^ goe to the feaward.'' The selectmen 
recorded the laying out of the lot, April 
3, 1673, as follows: *' Laid out to Jere- 
miah Butname about eighteene Roade of 

land next adoyninge vnto Buckley 

land." This lot of land had been used 
as a highway from the street to the cove, 
but the passage was subsequently made 
east of this lot where it still exists, being 
the eastern end of Forrester street. Mr. 
Butman (or Bootman) built a house upon 
the lot before December, 1679. He re- 
moved to Beverly, where he was a yeo- 
man ; and, for love, conveyed to his son 
Mathew Butman of Beverly, husband- 
man, the house and lot, Oct. 16, 1690.! 
For sixteen pounds Mr. Butman con- 
veyed the lot and house to Edward 
Bishop of Salem, sawyer, June 30, 1694.]: 
The next owner of record is John Becket 
of Salem, ship-carpenter, who, with his 
wife Susanna, for eighteen pounds, thir- 
teen shillings and four pence, conveyed 
the house and lot to their son John Beck- 
et of Salem, shipwright, Dec. 25, i759.§ 
John Becket, jr., died in 1781, possessed 
of the lot; and his children, grand- 
children and others, John Becket, gentle- 
man, and wife Sarah, William Peele, 
cooper, and wife Elizabeth, David Felt, 
trader, and wife Susanna, Sarah Silsbee, 
widow, Rebecca Fairfield, widow. Thorn- 
dike Deland, mariner, and wife Eunice, 
Benjamin Beckett, mariner, John Beckett, 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 100, leaf 108. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 9, leaf 267. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book 10, leaf 3. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 107, leaf 202. 

jr., mariner, William Beckett, tanner, 
Joseph Beckett, tanner, all of Salem, and 
Hannah Henderson, for sixteen pounds, 
conveyed their interest in the westerly 
part of the house and lot to widow Han- 
nah Cloutman of Salem, daughter of the 
deceased John Beckett, March 28, 1794.* 
On the same day, for twenty pounds, 
John Beckett, gentleman, and wife Sarah, 
William Peele, cooper, and wife Elizabeth, 
David Felt, trader, and wife Susanna, 
Sarah Silsbee, widow, Hannah Cloutman, 
widow, Thorndick Deland, mariner, and 
wife Eunice, Benjamin Beckett, mariner, 
John Beckett, jr., mariner, William Beck- 
ett, tanner, Joseph Beckett, tanner, all of 
Salem, and Jabez Henderson and wife 
Hannah, conveyed the easterly half of the 
house and lot to widow Rebecca Fairfield 
of Salem, daughter of the deceased John 
Beckett t The house was removed a few 
years later. 

Benjamin Getrish House. This lot 
was granted by the town of Salem to 
Nicholas Bartlett of Salem before 1667. 
He immediately built a house upon the 
land, and lived in it. For fifty-seven 
pounds, he conveyed the house " I lately 
built " and land to John Balden of Salem, 
seaman, April 10, 1667.I Mr. Balden (or 
Baldwin) died before 28 : 9 : 1673, when 
administration upon his estate was grant- 
ed to his widow Arabella. The house and 
land were then valued at sixty pounds. 
His administratrix conveyed the estate 
to the executors of the will of Capt. Wal- 
ter Price, deceased, July 7, 1674 j§ and 
they, for fifty pounds, conveyed the house 
and lot to Benjamin Gerrish of Salem in 
1682.11 Deacon Gerrish was a merchant, 
and died April 24, 1713, having devised 
the estate, one-half to his wife Elizabeth 
and the other half to his six children. 
The dwelling house, ware house, bam 
and land were then valued at two hundred 
pounds. The house then contained a 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 203, leaf 149. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 185, leaf 62. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 23. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 56. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 103. 



" best room," kitchen, little bedroom, 
*^ best chamber," kitchen chamber and 
garret, and had a leanto. The estate of 
Deacon Gerrish was divided in 1734, and 
this house and lot were assigned to his 
widow. She died Dec. 24, 1734, aged 
sixty-one, having conducted a small dry- 
goods store, and being called " Madam 
Gerrish." She devised the house and lot 
to her son John Gerrish and her daughter 
Lydia, wife of John Brown, equally. Mrs. 
Brown died in 1744, and the estate was 
not divided until 1750, when the easterly 
half was assigned to John Gerrish, and 
the westerly half to Lydia Brown's young 

The westerly half became the estate of 
Mrs. Brown's son Benjamin Brown, and 
he lived in the house. He died April 24, 
1785, and it then passed to his son Ben- 
jamin Brown, who also lived in the house. 
He died Sept. 22, i860, at the age of 
eighty-six. His heirs, Ebenezer S. Phelps 
of Middleton, William B. Gray, Eliza 
Gray, Lydia Sanborn, Richard Davis and 
wife Hannah, in her right, conveyed the 
house and land around it, for eight hun- 
dred and ninety dollars, to William H. 
Nichols of Salem Dec. 5, 1862;* 
Hannah Harmon of Harrison, Me., and 
Josiah M. Turner and wife Esther, in her 
right, conveyed their interest to Mr. 
Nichols Dec. 5, 1862 ;t James D. Lang- 
don of Columbia, O., and wife Sally, in 
her right, William B. Phelps of Bartholo- 
mew, Ind., and wife Amelia, Alfred 
Phelps of Shelby, Ind., and wife Polly, 
and Nathan E. Phelps of Ohio and wife 
Matilda, conveyed their interest to Mr. 
Nichols Dec. 15, 1862 ;| Andrew Archer 
of Fairfield, Me., Charles Archer ot East 
Pittsfield, Me., and Timothy Lander and 
his wife Caroline A., in her right, conveyed 
their interest to Mr. Nichols Dec. 15, 
1862 ;| and the trustee under the will of 
Benjamin Brown, deceased, released the 
estate to Mr. Nichols March 23, 1863.* 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 648, leaf 287. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 648, leaf 289. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 648, leaf 288. 

John Gerrish, who was of Salem, school- 
master, mortgaged the easterly half of the 
house and lot to William Lynde of Salem, 
merchant, March 21, 1747;* and re- 
leased the equity to him Sept. 4, 1750.! 
Mr. Lynde died May 10, 1752, at the age 
of thirty-seven, having devised his inter- 
est in the house and land around it to 
his brother Benjamin Lynde of Salem, 
esquire. Benjamin Lynde, for forty 
pounds, conveyed the same part of the 
house and land to Timothy Welraan of 
Salem, cordwainer, Aug. i, 175 2. J Mr. 
Welman, for twenty-one pounds, six shill- 
ings and eight pence, conveyed the same 
estate to his son Timothy Welman, jr., of 
Salem, mariner, Aug. 13, i756.§ The 
son of Salem, fisherman, for forty pounds, 
conveyed his interest in the estate to 
Benjamin Brown of Salem, cabinet maker, 
July 15, 1765.11 Mr. Brown then became 
the sole owner of the old house. 

This old house is described in 1863 as 
a quaint old building of very humble 
appearance. It had two sets of chim- 
neys, four sets of clapboards, two sets of 
windows and frames, two sets of floors, 
three sets of doors and three coats of 
plaster. " Its iron bound frame'' and 
the first boarding was on the decline. It 
was removed the next year. 

Samuel Lambert House. This lot was 
granted by the town of Salem to Matthew 
Wood in 1667, and he immediately built 
on it a dwelling house, which was not fully 
finished Jan. 23, 1667-8. The house, 
having been mortgaged to Capt. George 
Corwin of Salem, merchant, and default 
in payment made. Captain Corwin, by 
order of Jeremiah Bootman, attorney 
of Mr. Wood, and Mr. Bootman sold 
and conveyed the estate to William Cash 
of Salem Jan. 23, 1667-8.^ Mr. Cash 
was a mariner, and conveyed the house 
and land to Philip Cromwell of Salem 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 93, leaf 134. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 100, leaf 131. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book 100, leaf 132. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 116, leaf 38. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 143, leaf 11 1. 
If Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 44. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 9. 


Oct. 12, 1677.* Mr. Cromwell was a 
slaughterer, and, for thirty-five pounds, 
conveyed the estate to Jonathan Prince 
of Salem, cordwinder, Aug. 15, 1683.! 
Mr. Prince died about 1685 ; his widow 
Mary, having married John Warner of 
Ipswich, was appointed administratrix of 
the estate ; and she, for thirty-five pounds 
and ten shillings, conveyed the house, 
shop and lot to Samuel Lambert of 
Salem, mariner, Jan. 23, 1694. J Mr. 
Lambert lived here, and died before May 
19, 1729, when administration upon his 
estate was granted. He was succeeded 
by Jonathan Lambert and the latter died 
possessed of the estate, administration 
being granted on his estate Aug. i, 1774. 
The house, bam and lot were then valued 
at eighty pounds. The house was taken 
down March 18, 1789. Doctor Bentley 
records the fact in his journal, as follows : 
"March 18 [1789]. A building, the 
property of the family of Lambert, having 
one room upon a floor, and the entrance 
in a range with the chimney at the eastern 
end, the whole building facing the west- 
ern end of English's Lane nearly, taken 

Katharine Daland House. This lot 
was owned by George Hodges as early as 
Jan. 23, 1667-8, when a house was stand- 
ing upon it. He was of Salem and a 
mariner, Nov. 3, 1681, when he conveyed 
the house and lot to Thomas Roots of 
Salem, weaver. § Mr. Roots lived in the 
house, and died possessed of the house 
and land Nov. — , 1683, having, in his 
will, devised the estate to his wife Sarah 
for her life, and then to Katharine, daugh- 
ter of George Hodges, and wife of Benja- 
min Daland of Beverly. The house and 
lot were then appraised at fifty pounds. 
Mrs. Daland conveyed the house and lot, 
for thirty-four pounds, to John Masury of 
Salem, tailor. May 6, i70o,|| the house, 
in 1693, having been occupied by Robert 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 90. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 1 1 1 . 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 10, leaf 68. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 31. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 283. 

Bray. The house was standing in 1702, 
but apparently gone soon afterward. 

Elizabeth Derby House, This lot was 
granted by the town of Salem to Ricbard 
Roberts 3mo., 1673, and was laid out to 
him, the record being as follows : " Laid 
out to Richard Roberts tailor a house lot 
two rods wide In the front so downe 
soe far as the upland goes towards the 
Cove this next to Georg hodg his house 
Lott." Mr. Roberts erected " a small 
cottage or dwelling house " upon the lot; 
and died possessed of the house and lot 
Jan. 4, 1698-9. He devised the estate, 
by a nuncupative will, to Mrs. Elizabeth 
Derby whom he owed and who agreed to 
provide for his funeral. The inventory 
described the estate as ** a little house 
out of repair and land," and its appraised 
value is stated as twelve pounds. Mrs. 
Derby, for sixteen pounds, conveyed the 
house and lot to John Masury of Salem, 
tailor, Sept. 2, 1706.* The house was 
probably gone before 1725. 

Nehetniah Willoughby Lot. This lot 
was apparently owned by Isaac Estes in 
1652, and by William Lord in 1657. 
Henry Bartholomew, sr., of Salem, mer- 
chant, owned it in 1681, and Nov. 12, 
1689, for love to his daughter Abigail, 
wife of Nehemiah Willoughby of Salem, 
merchant, he conveyed it to his said son- 
in-law. f Mr. Willoughby died possessed 
of the premises in 1702. 

George Hodges House, That part of 
this lot lying north of the northern dashes 
was owned apparently by Thomas Roots 
as early as 1652. 

That part of the lot lying between the 
dashes was conveyed by John Payne to 
Robert Pease, with a house thereon, 16 : 
2 : 1652 ; J and it came into the posses- 
sion of Thomas Roots before 1657. The 
house was probably gone soon afterward. 

That part of the lot lying south of the 
southern dashes was conveyed by John 
Payne to Thomas Weeks, for four pounds, 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 86. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 142. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 13. 



i6 : 2 : 1652.* Mr. Weeks was of Salem, 
turner, and he erected a small dwelling 
house thereon. For sixteen pounds, he 
conveyed the house and lot to John Wil- 
son of Salem 3: 12 mo: 1652.! Mr. 
Wilson was a mason, and, for eighteen 
pounds, conveyed the house and lot to 
Thomas Roots of Salem, weaver, July i, 


Thus Mr. Roots came into the posses- 
sion of the entire lot and two houses 
thereon, and he conveyed the dwelling 
" wherein I now live " and the lot adjoin- 
ing " now in the possession of the gran- 
tee *' to George Hodges of Salem, mariner, 
Nov. 3, i68i.§ Mr. Hodges died in 1709, 
possessed of the house and lot. His inven- 
tory described this estate, being his home- 
stead, as follows : *' an old low dwelling 
houfe & a fmall old barn standing upon 
land that is about 3 acres & halfe : part 
of it a small old orchard a highway going 
through it near y® east end bounded North 
with Nath" Beadle east y® Cove south 
with m'^ Willoughbies land west with 
Salem training common." It was valued at 
sixty-five pounds. The estate was divided 
among the heirs Jan. 25, 1737. The old 
house was then standing, but was gone 
soon afterward. 

Samuel Gardner Lot. This lot was 
owned as early as 1681 by Samuel Gard- 
ner, jr., and he continued to possess it 
until he conveyed it March 7, 1 701-2. || 

John Archer Lot. This lot early be- 
longed to Thomas Weeks, who died in 
1656, leaving two daughters, Bethia and 
Hannah. Bethia married John Archer be- 
fore 1664, and Hannah married John 
Pitman in 1667. Mrs. Pitman died Dec. 
23, 1670, and Mr. Archer apparently 
purchased her half of the lot. The latter 
died possessed of the entire lot in 

Ann Brads tree f Lot. That part of this 
lot lying north of the dashes was granted 
as " swampy ground " by the town of Sa- 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 13. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 16. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 42. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 32. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 27, leaf 228. 

lem to Rev. John Higginson 13:2; 1661. 
The grant is recorded in the following 
words : " Graunted vnto m'^ Jn° Higgin- 
fon o"^ Paftor a pcell of Swampy ground 
lyinge & beinge in the Comon Pen neare 
M"^ Stileman field on the fouth & m*^ Jn® 
Gedneys & Jn° Neale one the North to 
begine at the vpwards weft Corner of M*" 
Stileman s pafture & Croffe ou'^ to Jno 
Neals field & fo Downwards to the fea 
between thofe fields aboue named."* 
Mr Higginson conveyed that part of the 
lot to Lt. Joseph Gardner, of Salem, vint- 
ner, before 1664. 

That part of this lot lying south of the 
dashes and west of the lane had two dwell- 
ing houses upon it about 1653. Jonathan 
Ager, aged about seventy-three, and Re- 
becca Bly, aged about seventy, deposed, 
June 29, 1 7 13, " That they well Remem- 
ber that There was two Dwelling houfes 
Standing vpon y® Land Lately belonging to 
Madam Broadftreete of Salem in y® County 
of Efsex in New England and now in y® 
pofsefsion of Enfigne Jofeph Andrews of 
y® Towne & County aforef^ and y* about 
Sixty years agoe there Lined in Said 
Houfes William Golt & Jeremiah meach- 
am." Sworn to before Stephen Sewall, 
justice of the peace."t This part of the 
lot belonged to Elias Stileman of Salem in 
1 66 1. He died in 1663. His son, Elias 
Stileman, of Salem, as administrator of 
the estate, for twenty-six pounds, con- 
veyed this part of the lot to William 
Browne, jr., of Salem, merchant, April 7, 
1 664. J Mr. Browne conveyed the same 
portion of the lot to Lt. Joseph Gardner, 
who owned the other part of the lot, July 
27, i664.§ Thus Lieutenant Gardner 
came into possession of the entire lot. 
He was killed in the Narragansett fight in 
King Philip's war, while commanding a 
company of soldiers, Dec. 19, 1675. He 
died childless, and his estate passed to 
his widow Ann, who married the next year. 
Gov. Simon Bradstreet. She owned this 
lot for ten years after 1700. 

*Town Records of Salem. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 25, leaf 253. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 78. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 85. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 19. 


Deliverance Parkman and Susanna 
Farkman Pasture. This tract of twelve 
acres of land originally consisted of six 
two-acre lots apparently running north 
and south. When the writer first learns of 
them, there are three lots,first,a six-acre lot, 
then a two-acre lot, and beyond that a four- 
acre lot. The six-acre lot belonged, very 
early, probably originally, to Henry Cook. 
It then passed to Dr. George Emery ; and 
before 1649 to John Gedney. The two- 
acre lot belonged, very early, and probably 
originally, to Richard Graves, who, for 
forty-two shillings and six pence, conveyed 
it to John Gedney Jan. i, 1649.* The 
four-acre lot belonged, very early, and 
probably originally, to Michael Ward. He 
died, and it passed to his widow Margaret, 
who married, secondly, Thomas Rix, 
barber. Mr. and Mrs. Rix , for five pounds, 
conveyed it to Mr. Gedney 15 : 3 : 1655.! 
Mr. Gedney, for many years, conducted 
the Ship tavern, and this pasture, being 
used in connection with that inn, became 
known as the *' Ship Tavern pasture." 
Mr. Gedney died in 1688, having devised 
the lot, one-half to Susanna Gedney, 
widow of his son John Gedney, and her 
children by her said husband, and the 
other half to the testator's son Col. Bar- 
tholomew Gedney. Colonel Gedney died 
Feb. 28, 1697-8, possessed of his half of 
the lot ; and his children, Samuel Gedney, 
Hannah Grafton, Lydia Corwine, Bethiah 
Gedney and Deborah Gedney, all of Salem, 
conveyed the same interest to their uncle 
John's widow, Susannah, who had married 
Deliverance Parkman, of Salem, William 
Gedney of Salem, merchant, and Nathan- 
iel Gedney of Salem, mariner, the owners 
of the other part, Dec. 10, 1698.I 
Fourteen days later, William Gedney of 
Salem, merchant, and Nathaniel Gedney 
of Salem, mariner, only surviving children 
of Mrs. Susannah Parkman, conveyed the 
lot to the latter's husband, Deliverance 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaves 27 
and 29. 

tEssex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaves 27 
and 30. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 18, leaf 138. 

Parkman of Salem, merchant.* Mr. and 
Mrs. Parkman owned the lot a number of 
years after 1700. 

Jeremiah NealLot This was a portion 
of the ancient Tuck lot, which was owned 
by Nicholas Howard , a fisherman, in the 
early settlement of the town. On this 
corner was his dwelling house. The 
depositions of Edward Gaskin, aged about 
seventy, and Francis Skerry, aged sixty- 
six years or thereabouts, severally testify 
" that Nicholas Hayward had to his 
Knowledge a house plott, on which he y® 
said Hayward did live uppon, when he 
came first to Salem, this sd house plott 
scituate & lying in Salem, upon the west 
corner of John Neales land , which lyeth 
as I goe from Salem Ipswich ward on the 
right hand : this abouesd p'cell of ground 
or house plott being bounded on the east 
or south east corner with the well w'ch 
was in y® sd house plott, & westerly neere 
upon a square home to y® sd Neales now 
standing fence by the road, & from y® sd 
well neere upon a square to y® sd Neale's 
now standing fence sotherly, & further he 
saith not. Taken upon oath 22 : 3 mo: 
74. Wm. Hathorne Assistant."t Mr. 
Howard (or Hayward) removed to Beverly 
(then called Cape Ann Side) about 1641, 
but retained the house and lot. The 
house was probably gone soon afterward. 
After his death, his son Nathaniel Hayward 
of Salem, for twenty shillings, conveyed 
the lot, namely, " that house plott which 
yet is well known y* my father Nicholas 
Hayward did live on, when he did live in 
Salem towne,'' Dec. 14, 168 i.f The 
narrow strip on the southwestern side oi 
the lot, being about two feet wide at the- 
southern end and running to a point at 
the other end, was granted to Jeremiah' 
Neale Jan. 24, 1681, as hereinafter 
stated. I Mr. Neale owned the lot until 
after 1700. 

Lydia Hart Lot. This lot was a por- 
tion of the Tuck lot, which was owned by 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 102. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 35. 
JBook of Grants, Salem Town Records, page 


John Neal as early as 1652.* Nathaniel Estate of John Neal House. This was a 
Felton, sr., and John Massey, sr., testified, portion of the Tuck lot, and was owned 
Jan. 15, 1699-1700, " that upon y® quarter by Nicholas Howard in the early settle- 
of an acre o£ Land given by y« aboues^ ment of the town. He removed to Bev- 
John Neale unto his daughter Lidiah had erly (then called Cape Ann Side) about 
a dwelling houfe upon it before the yeare 1641, and conveyed this lot to John Neal 

1 66 1."* The house was probably gone in 1652.* There was a dwelling-house 

in 1661. John Neal died May 12, 1672, upon this lot before 1661. Nathaniel 

having devised this part of the Tuck lot Felton, sr., and John Massey deposed, 

to his daughter Lydia, wife of Jonathan Dec. 13, 1699, that the "land given by 

Hart, and after her decease to her chil- John Neale Sen"^ Deced Late in Salem, 

dren. She died about 1700, possessed of in y« Countey of Efsex in New England 

the lot. in his will to his sonne John Neale now 

Joseph Neal Lot, This was a portion Deed Caled in Said will Tucks Lott was 

of the ancient Tuck lot which was owned by John Neale Sen*^ pofsefsed from y« 

by John Neal as early as 1652.* John yeare fifty Two to y® yeare Sixty Two as 

Neal died possessed of the lot May his Owne right in Fee to our Certaine 

12, 1672, having devised this part of knowledge & wee doe further Testify 

it to his wife for her life, and then to his that upon part of the land giuen in Said 

son John Neal. The son, John Neal, Jr., will to his son John as abouesaid had a 

died in November, 1679, possessed of the dwelling houfe upon It before The yeare 

lot. His widow married, secondly, 1661."* John Neal died possessed of the 

William Starling of Lynn, shipwright ; and lot May 12, 1672, having devised this 

the title to this lot was in Joseph Neal part of it, the house being gone, to his 

about 1700, but how he obtained the wife for her life, and then to his son John 

whole of it is unknown to the writer. t Neal. The latter died Nov. — , 1679, 

possessed of the lot. His widow Ann 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 222. carried, secondly, William starling of 

tDr. William BentJey, in his journal, states that Lynn, shipwright, and she, as admmistra- 

an ancient house stood upon thsi lot ini 794. The trix of the estate of her husband, con- 

house and lot were then owned by Robert Hooper ^^^^^ t^jg Jq^ ^nd the house that had 

who died that year, July 3, unmarned, at the age u u -14. -.. *. l -t-u^ 

of sixty-eight. He lived with his aged mother in ^^en built upon it to her SOn Thomas 
this house. Doctor Bentley wrote of him and the Neale of Salem, husbandman, Feb. 13, 
premises as follows: "He has long embarrassed 1699-1700.! On the same day Thomas' 
the laying out of ferry lane by his land which pro- 
jects at the eastern corner and has been laid out each side were at the corners. The entry was in 
by the sessions, and advanced for by subscriptions, the space between the chimney and the side of the 
but not yet to meet his expectations. His misera- house. The stairs ascended over the projecting 
ble buildings stand upon the intended road. * * work of the chimney, which contained the oven. 
The projecting angle of Hooper's land taken off, All the wood work of the house exhibited the ac- 
a favour that could not be obtained in his lifetime, count book of the old bachelor, for it was entirely 
not only from the singularity of the man, but from covered with figures, neatly made, and with the 
the position of his buildings. His barn and lintel, names of the creditors. Dates might be traced 
and part of the dwelling house were over the line, for years past, and the course of his labours ascer- 
For the first time I entered the house, which is all tained. The windows remained of diamond glass 
now standing, the lintel having been taken down, and lead, of two feet by one. The fireplace as 
It is very ancient, and has stood till it looked laye as the room would admit. The house filled in 
dangerous. It consisted of one room and cham- with clay and bricks. The clapboards had been so 
ber. The chimney was in the western end, and long upon it as to be as thin as their adherence 
covered by the lintel, which was not framed into together could admit. The house sunk in the 
the house. The posts were of oak, large and middle one end resting on the foundation of the 
supporting upon a large projection the beams chimney, and the other being on a range of cellar 
which as the ground work was gone, by sinking wall." 

perpendicularly into the ground, had bent the This was called '* an old house " in 1759. 

house at a considerable angle in the middle, there *Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 222. 

being only three posts of a side, two of which on tEsscx Registry of Deeds, book 14, leaf 64. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 1 9. 


sister Rebecca Neale released her interest 
in the lot to him.* Thomas Neale died 
in the spring of 1705, possessed of the 
house and lot, which were then appraised 
at seventy-five pounds. His brother 
Joseph Neal of Scituate, husbandman 
was heir of Thomas apparently; and 
Joseph, for fifty pounds, conveyed the 
house and lot to Jeremiah Neale, jr., of 
Salem, carpenter, Feb. 14, 1712-3.! 
Jeremiah Neale probably removed the 
house a few years later. 

William Browne Lot. The principal 
part of this lot was a portion of the 
Tuck lot, which was owned by John Neal 
as early as 1652.I John Neal died pos- 
sessed of this portion of this lot May 
12, 1672, having devised the same to his 
wife for her life, and then to his son John 
Neal. The son John died in November, 
1679, possessed of it. His widow and 
administratrix, Ann Neale, for forty-five 
pounds, conveyed it to Capt. William 
Browne, jr., of Salem, merchant, Feb. 16, 
1681-2 ;§ and he owned it in 1700. 

That part of this lot lying on the south- 
erly end between the dashes was granted 
by the town of Salem out of the common 
land, at a town meeting held Aug. 27, 
1673, in the following words : "Mr. Bat- 
ter to have one q'^*^ of an acre of Land 
next to the End of Jn'^ neals ground neer 
old m'^ gedneys pafture.^ll "Mr Batter'* 
was Edmond Baiter of Salem, merchant, 
who conveyed the lot to Jacob Pudeater 
of Salem, blacksmith, who lived across the 
street. May 15, i674.1[ Mr. Pudeator 
conveyed it to William Browne, jr., of 
Salem, merchant, Feb. 7, 1681 ;** and 
Mr. Browne owned it in 1700. 

That part of this lot lying within the 
dashes at the south-eastern corner, and 
the long strip on the western side next 
the street, which was apparently a part 

*Unrecorded deed. 

t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 26, leaf 151. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 222. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 41. 
II Town Records. 

TEssex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 62. 
**Essex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 33. 

of the lot the town purchased of Nicholas 
Hay ward, were granted out of the com- 
mon land "in part of satisfaction for 
about three-fourths of an acre of land the 
town of Salem had of John Neale, de- 
ceased, for a highway which said land 
joyned to y® land that was formerly 
Thomas Watsons.'^ The following is a 
copy of the town record : — 

" Att a meeting of the Select men Janu- 
ary 24*^ 1 68 1. 

" Whearas L' Jeremiah Neale petitioned 
that hee might haue fattiffaction given him 
for the land layd downe for the townes 
vfe by his father, which land is aboute 
three quarters of one acree and is be- 
tweene the land of Jacob pudeators 
which formerly was Thomas wattfons, 
And the land which Lately was Nicholas 
Howards and now the townes by pur- 
chafs from the Sayd Howard, which land 
was left to the Select men to vew and 
determine according as thay should judge 
equall therein as p'^ a voate of the towne 
August 29th. 1 68 1 doth appeare 

" The Select men haueing vewed the 
abouesayd land doe heareby determine 
that L* Jer® neale as Executor to his 
father John Neale Late Deceased & in 
the behalfe of the rest of his relations 
vnto whome itt may belong, shall in way 
of Exchange for the aboue sayd land layd 
downe by his father, haue hould and 
peacably Enjoy the lane of the towne of 
aboute Eighteene foote wide which was 
betweene m^ John Gedneys paftore land, 
and y® land of the Sayd Neales & now 
Incloafed by neale ; alfo a strip of land 
of one pole Broad att the South-ward end 
of the same land of Neales and soe to run 
alonge the whole lenth which is aboute 
fourtye poles of that land which was pur- 
chafed of Nicholas Howard & comes to a 
poynt at the Northward end of the Sayd 
land and is an acute Angle att which Sayd 
Northward end there is a stake driuen 
into the ground clofe to the Corner of the 
Barne ;* likewife to run the fence straite 
at the Eastward end of the land granted 
to m^ Edm** Batter & by him sould to 
Jacob Pudeator soe y* the way left to m'^ 



Gedneys paftore will bee of an equall 
bredth which adittion Containes aboute 
foure pole in lenth & 2 pole in bredth at 
y® Northwest end. y® Southward end being 
an angle, likewife to run the fence straight 
att the westward end of the Sayd land of 
Pudeators wheare the aforesayd pole in 
bredth begins which runs to an angle att 
y* vper end of Nicholas Howards land is 
aboute three poles and a quarter in lenth 
one pole broad at y® northward end and 
one pole & thurteene foote att the South- 
ward end ; all & Euery part or parcell of 
the abouesayd land wee doe in bebalfe of 
the Towne giue vnto the Sayd L* Jere- 
miah Neale in Exchange for the aboue- 
sayd land layd downe by his father, and 
L' Jeremiah Neale p his owne Consent & 
free & volentary agreement doth accept 
thereof In full Sattisfaction for the aboue. 
Exprefsed land of aboute three quarters 
of an acre bee itt more or lefs layd downe 
by his father John Neale Late Deceafed 
in Wittnefs whearvnto hee hath Sett his 
hand to this agreement this 24 January 

"Jeremiah Neale."* 
These two lots were conveyed by Jere- 
miah Neale, who was of Salem, carpenter, 
to William Browne, jr., of Salem, mer- 
chant, April 25, i682.t Mr. Browne 
owned these portions of this lot, also, in 


Hannah Berry of Middleton married 
Theodore Ingalls Sept. 11, 1792. 

— Middleton town records. 

Ambrose Berry% carpenter, shipwright, 
wheelwright, and tallow-chandler, lived in 
that part of Newbury (on State street) 
which was incorporated as Newburyport 
in 1764; married, first, Hannah Kings- 
bury Jan. 10, 17 16-7 ; and, second, Sarah 
Emery of Newbury June 3, 1728 : Sarah 
was his wife in 1772; his will, dated 
April 16, 1770, was proved Dec. 3, 1777. 

*Book of Grants, Town Records, page 140. 
fEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 51. 

He had one child : y<?-^«,^ born in New- 
bury Nov. 4, 1 7 1 8 ; blacksmith ; lived in 
that part of Newbury that was incorpo- 
rated as Newburyport in 1764; married 
Mary Little (a widow?) of Newbury Jan. 
22, 1 740-1 ; his will dated May 17, 1765, 
was proved May 28, 1770; she died, his 
widow, in the winter of 179 1-2, adminis- 
tration being granted on her estate Jan. 
30, 1792; children, born in Newbury: 
I. Hannah,3 born Oct. 11, 1741; died 
Jan. 10, 1747; 2. Ambrose,3 born Oct. 
12, 1743; died Jan. 20, 1747; 3. Sarah,3 
born Oct. 3, 1745 ; died Jan. 22, 1747 ; 
4. John3, born Jan. 16, 1 747 ; died Feb. 4, 
1747. 5. Hannah3, born Jan. 25, 1748; 
died April 29, 1749; 6. Mary,3 born June 
12, 1750 ; 7. Sarah,3 born Sept. 30, 1752 ; 
8. Nathan,3 born Sept. 4, 1754 ; 9. Eliza- 
beth,3 born Sept. 1, 1755; 10. Anna,3 
born July 21, 1758. 

Michael Berry lived in Newburyport, 
1 785-1797 ; married Abigail Carr (born 
June 26, 1763); he died about 1798; 
and she married, secondly, Benjamin 
Kent of Danvers April — , 1805; chil- 
dren of Michael and Abigail Berry, born 
in Newburyport : Sally, born Jan. 3, 1785 \ 
Rhoda, born Dec. 7, 1786 ; married Benja- 
min Porter of Danvers Sept. 7, 1807: 
Michael, born July 2, 1789 ; married Ann 
Newman of Danvers Oct. 29, 1815 ; 
Mary, born Nov. 14, 1792 ; died Aug. 16, 
1810; Harriet, born Dec. 3, 1794. 

— Records. 

Elizabeth Berry published to Thomas 
Browne Aug. 31, 1695. 

Hannah Berry married Isaac Chase 
Oct. 29, 1 7 10. 

— Newbury town records. 

Michael Berry, son of Widow Berry, 
died July 19, 1799. 

John Berry married Miss Martha Page, 
both of Newburyport, Aug. 23, 1795. 
— Newburyport town records. 

Oliver Berry,' mariner, lived in Salem, 
1757-1766; married, first, Elizabeth Pal- 
frey of Salem April 21, 1757, and, second, 
Mary Brown of Salem Jan. 27, 1762; 
administration was granted on his estate 
Sept. I, 1766; she survived him, and 



was his widow in 1769 ; children : Eliza- 
beth,^ under fourteen years old in 1766, 
her guardian being widow Katharine Ber- 
ry of Salem; Oliver,^ under fourteen 
years old in 1766 ; lived in Salem ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Caves of Danvers Aug. 6, 
1780; children, baptized in the North 
church in Salem : 01iver,3 baptized Nov. 
— , 1785 ; Betsy ,4 baptized Nov — , 1785 ; 
Sally,4 baptized March 23, 1788; John,4 
baptized April 22, 1792. — Records. 

Capt. John Berry, mariner, lived in 
in Salem, 1722-1746; married Katharine 
Manning Oct. 26, 1722, in Salem; ad- 
ministration was granted on his estate 
Aug. 6, 1746 ; she survived him, and was 
his widow in 1763 ; the inventory of his 
estate mentions wearing apparel for 
children . — Records, 

Mary Berry married John Burchmore, 
both of Salem, July 4, 1779. 

John Berry of Salem published to Ruth 
Ingalls of Lynn March 22, 1711-2. 

Hannah Berry of Salem married Wil- 
liam Perkins of Andover April 3, 1728. 

Elizabeth Berry married Benjamin 
Stone, both of Salem, Dec. 9, 1743. 

Mary Berry married Samuel Ives, jr., 
both of Salem, July 11, 1745. 

Catharine Berry, jr., married John 
Turner, jr., both of Salem, Sept. 29, 1752. 

John Berry married Mary Putnam, 
both of Salem, June 15, 1757. 

John Berry married Mary Ward, both 
of Salem, May 11, 1788. 

Sally Berry married Micajah Johnson, 
both of Salem, Aug. 21, 1791. 

John Berry married Mary Symonds, 
both of Salem, Oct. 21, 1794. 

Lucy Berry of Salem married Jacob 
Chaceof Lynn March 19, 1795. 

Mehitable Berry married Isaac Hack- 
er, jr., both of Salem, May 17, 1795. 

John Berry married Mary Frye, both 
of Salem, Nov. 17, 1799. 

Lucy Berry married John Brown, jr., 
both of Salem, July 6, 1799. 

William Berry married Sally Cammel, 
both of Salem, Jan. 27, 1799. 

Hanna Berry married Benjamin Val- 
py, both of Salem, Dec. 15, 1761. 

Widow Elizabeth Berry married David 
Keif, both of Salem, Sept. 11, 1781. 

— Salem town records. 



I love to think of old Ipswich town, — 
Old Ipswich town in the east countree, — 
Whence on the tide you can float down 
Through long salt grass to the wailing sea 
Where the Mayflower drifted off the bar, 
Seaworn and weary, long years ago, 
And dared not enter, but sailed away 
Till she landed her boat in Plymouth bay. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town, 

Where Whitefield preached in the church on the 

Driving out the devil until he leaped down 
From the steeple's top, where they show you still, 
Imbedded deep in the solid rock, 
The indelible print of his cloven hoof. 
And tell you the devil has never shown 
Face or hoof since that day in the honest town. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town, 

Where they shut up the witches until the day 

When they should be roasted so thoroughly brown 

In Salem village twelve miles away. 

They've moved it off for a stable now. 

But there are the holes where the stout jail stood, 

And at night, they say, that over the holes 

You can see the ghost of Goody Coles. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town, 
That house to your right a rod or more. 
Where the stern old elm trees seem to frown 
If you peer too hard through the open door, 
Sheltered the regicide judges three. 
When the royal sheriffs were after them. 
And a queer old villager once I met 
Who says in the cellar they're living yet. 

I love to think of old Ipswich town, 

Harry Main, you have heard the tale, lived there, 

He blasphemed God so they put him down 

With an iron shovel at Ipswich bar. 

They chained him there for a thousand years. 

As the sea rolls up to shovel it back ; 

So when the sea cries the goodwives say, 

"Harry Main growls at his work today." 

I love to think of old Ipswich town; 

There's a graveyard upon the old High street, 

Where generations are looking down 

On the one that is toiling at their feet ; 

Where the stones stand shoulder to shoulder like 

Drawn up to receive a cavalry charge. 
And graves have been dug in graves till the sod 
Is the mound of good men gone to God. 



I love to think of old Ipswich town, — 
Old Ipswich town in the east countree, — 
Whence on the tide you can float down 
Through the long salt grass to the wailing sea, 
And lie all day on the glassy beach, 
And learn the lesson the green waves teach, 
Till at sunset, from surf and seaweed brown, 
You are pulUng back to Ipswich town. 


Edward Berry married Beatrice (Burt), 
who married, first, William Cantlebury of 
Salem ; second, Francis Plumer of New- 
bury Nov. 29, 1665; he died Jan. 17, 
1672-3 ; and she married, third, Edward 
Berry ; they lived in Salem Village ; and 
she died in 1683, aged eightj^-three. 
William Sibley called her " mother," and 
claimed to have maintained her for 
eight years prior to her death. Her 
inventory amounted to ;£i8i, 18 j. She 
was formerly of Frampton, Dorset, Eng- 

Edward Berry, a seaman and weaver, 
lived in Salem, 1 668-1 689 ; married Eliza- 
beth, widow of Roger Haskell, before 
1668; she was Mrs. Berry in 1677; he 
removed to Marblehead in 1678, and 
was there in 1679. He was deceased in 
1693. He had a son Edward, who 
came to Salem from Painton, Devon, 
England about 1676, being a weaver and 
seaman, and of Salem, 167 7-1 706. 

— Records. 

John, William and Oliver, children of 
John and Mary Berry, baptized in the 
East church in Salem Nov. 20, 1796. 

Benjamin, son of Oliver and Mary 
Berry, baptized in East church in Salem 
Dec. 17, 1797. 

— East church {Salem) records. 

Abigail Berry of Lynn, singlewoman, 

1794, 1797- 

Jonathan Berry of Lynn, cordwainer, 
1760-1762; wife Joanna, 1761, 1762. 

John Berry of Salem, mariner, 1762- 

James Berry of Lynn, cordwainer, 
1 7 64- 1 7 90, wife Mary, 1 765-1 790. 

James Berry, jr., of Lynn, cordwainer, 
wife Sarah, 1789. 

James Berry of Lynn, gentleman, 1786. 

John Felt of Danvers, yeoman, and 
wife Catherine, in her own right, Mary 
Ives of Beverly, widow Elizabeth Stone 
of Salem, widow, Oliver Berry, yeoman, 
and John Berry, jr., both of Salem, and 
Abigail Valpy of Boston and Paul Gowin 
and wife Elizabeth, in her right, of 
Cape Persue, N. S., conveyed to John 
Berry, mariner, and Abigail Berry, spinster, 
both of Salem, descendants of John Ber- 
ry of Salem, mariner, deceased, land in 
Salem, 1784, 1788. 

— Registry of deeds. 

James Berry of Lynn, gentleman, ap- 
pointed administrator of the estate of 
Thomas Berry, of Lynn, cordwainer, 
May 2, 1780. His heirs were Jonathan 
Berry, Jonathan Newhall, Jacob Newhall, 
Mary Berry and Hannah Berry, and 
Mary Berry signed in behalf of her hus- 
band who was in the Continental army. 

Sarah Berry appointed administratrix 
of the estate of her late husband Peter 
Berry of Ipswich, deceased, March 30, 
1693. He was probably a mariner. 

— Probate records. 

John Beery of Ipswich (servant of 
Captain Perse), 1669. 

Elizabeth Berry of Beverly, 1669. 

John Berry married Hannah Hodgkins 
Jan. 17, 1670, in Ipswich. 

Hannah, wife of John Berry, died May 
29, 1676, in Ipswich. 

Jon^ Berry married Joanna Riddan 
Oct. 29, 1759, in Lynn. 

— County records. 

Francis Michael Bequet married Miss 
Sarah Wigglesworth, both of Newbury- 
port, Sept. 18, 1793. — Newburyport town 

Benjamin Berson, jr., published to 
Judith Getchel Nov. 2, 171 7. — Newbury 
town records. 

Anthony Bessey of Lynn came in the 
James, 1635, from London, aged twenty- 
six; removed to Sandwich, 1637; was 
for many years active in holy service to 
the Indians. See 3 Mass. Hist. Coll., IV, 
184. His will of Feb. 10, 1657, names 
wife Jane, children Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, 



Nehemiah, and David, born May 23, 
1649. The inventory of his estate was 
taken May 21, 1657. — Savage, 

John Besom of Marblehead aged four- 
teen in 1668-9. 

John Bessom of Marblehead, 1670. 

— County records. 

Widow Mary Basom appointed admin- 
istratrix of the estate of her husband 
Elias Basom of Marblehead, deceased, 
July 12, 1734. 

Administration granted upon the es- 
tate of Charles Besom of Marblehead, 
tailor, Nov. 27, 1752. 

— Probate records. 

Children of Nicholas and Rebecca 
Bessom, baptized : John, March 26, 1727; 
Mary, Aug. 4, 1728; Elizabeth, Feb. 21, 
1730-1 ; John, April i, 1733; Rebecca, 
April 25, 1736 ; Nicholas, Nov. 4, 1739; 

, April 26, 1 74 1. — Marblehead 


Capt. Philip Besom* lived in Marble- 
head, 1751-1797; shoreman and yeoman; 
owned schooner Peacock ; married Sarah 
Bubier Sept. 30, 1751 j he died in 1797, 
his will, dated Sept. i, 1 791, being proved 
Nov. 8, 1797 ; she survived him, and was 
his widow in 1799 ; in his will he men- 
tioned children of my son ** Joseph Brown, 
deceased." Children, baptized in Mar- 
blehead : I. Ruth^^ baptized Aug. 16, 
1752; married William Blaney Sept. 19, 
1771 ; and was living in 1791. 2. Mar- 
garets^ baptized Oct. 14, 1753; died 
young. 3. Sarah^, baptized Oct. 13, 1754; 

married Barker before 1791. 4. 

Margaret^, baptized Nov. 7, 1756; mar- 
ried Grant before 1791. 5. John's, 

baptized Oct. i, 1758; was devised land 
in Lyndeborough, N. H., by his father, 
1 79 1. 6. Philips, baptized July 13, 
1760; lived in Marblehead; mariner; 
married, first, Ruth Collyer Feb. 11, 
1779 ; second, Elizabeth (Betsey) Lewis 
Jan. 27, 1795 ; he died March — , 1836 ; 
his wife Betsey was living in 1818; his 
children, born in Marblehead : i. Ruthy3, 
born March 23, 1781 ; married Samuel 
Stennis (published Dec. 16, 1797); 2. 
Sarahs, born Feb. 9, 1784; married Elea- 

zer Graves before i8t8; 3. Elizabeths, 
born April 30, 1786; probably died 
young; 4. Hannahs, born Nov. 7, 1789; 
died young; 5. Marthas, born Nov. 16, 
1791 ; married John Tucker in 1818; 6. 
Philips, born Nov. 19, 1795; living in 
1818; 7. Hannahs, born June 24, 1797; 
unmarried in 1 8 1 8 ; 8. Tabitha LewisS, 
born July 5, 1799 > married John C. Cloon 
Feb. 15, 1818; 9. Miriam LewisS, born 
May 31, 1801 ; died young; 10. Miriam 
LewisS, born Aug. 31, 1802 ; married 
EleazerGraves, jr., in or before 1818 ; 11. 
Abigail LewisS, born Jan. 16, 1804; 
unmarried in 181 8; 12. Edmund Lewiss, 
born Sept. 8, 1805 ; living in 1818 ; 13. 
John Russells, born May i, 1807; proba- 
bly died before 1818; 14. William Grays, 
born June 23, 1809 ; living in 1818 ; 15. 
George Washingtons, born SQpt. 13, 
1811 ; living in 1818 ; 16. Betsey LewisS, 
born Dec. 19, 1812 ; living in 1818. 7. 
Graces, baptized April 18, 1762 ; married 
Joseph Nance Jan. 20, 1784 ; and died 
before 1791, leaving children. 8. Josephs, 
baptized Feb. 12, 1764; probably died 
before 1791. 9. Jctnes, baptized Oct. 
20, 1765; married Francis Freeto Sept. 
8, 1785. 10. Marys, married Samuell 
Chinn July 28, 1787. 11. Susannahs, 
baptized June 11, 1769; married Williana 
Strong Oct. 26, 1790. 12. Elizabeths, 
baptized Feb. 17, 1771 ; died young. 13. 
Elizabeths, baptized Dec. 18, 1774; mar- 
ied Paul A. Caul Jan. 29, 1792. 14. 
Hannahs, baptized Sept. 29, 1776; mar- 
ried Thomas Anderton March 23, 1794. 
1 5 . Williams, living in 1 7 9 1 . 

Richard Bessom married Sarah Gale 
July 31, 1753; lived in Marblehead, 
1753-1798; fisherman, coaster, truckman 
and yeoman ; wife Sarah living in 1776. 
Children, baptized in Marblehead : Sarah, 
baptized May 5, i754 ; Jane, bd,ptized 
May 16, 1756; married Peter Sawins 
June 2, 1778; Mary, baptized Jan. 8, 
1758; died young; Richard, baptized 
Dec. 23, 1759; John, baptized Nov. i, 
1761 ; died young; Mary, baptized June 
5, 1763 ; married Joseph Pedrick Jan. 
28, 1787 ; John, baptized Aug. 25, 1765; 



died young ; Susannah, baptized Aug. 28, 
1768; died young; John, baptized Sept. 
9, 1770; Susannah, baptized Sept. 13, 
1772; married Philip Ramsdell June 3, 
1792; Richard, baptized Feb. 5, 1775; 
Jonas, baptized Sept. 15, 1776. 

Nicholas Besome married, first, Eliza- 
beth Lasky March 18, 1784 ; she was his 
wife in 1805 ; married, second, Hannah 

; lived in Marblehead; fisherman; and 

died June — , 1838 ; children, baptized in 
Marblehead : Elizabeth, baptized July 1 1, 
1785 ; Nicholas, baptized Sept. 21, 1788 ; 
died young; Nicholas, baptized June 5, 
1791 ; died young; Nicholas, baptized 
Oct. 28, 1792; John, baptized Nov. 23, 
1794 ; Richard Hawley, baptized July 29, 
1796; died young; Polly, baptized Sept. 
3, 1797; James Laskey, baptized Jan. 
19, 1800; Richard Hawley, baptized 
Nov. 20, 1805. 

John Bessom married Hannah Laskey 
Dec. 29, 1793; lived in Marblehead; 
coaster and truckman ; children, baptized 
in Marblehead ; Hannah, Feb. i, 1795; 
John, June 26, 1796; Sarah Gale, Oct. 
22, 1797; Peggy Hawley, March 17, 
1799; Richard, May 18, 1800; James 
Laskey, Jan. 9, 1803; Jonas, May 27, 
1804; Nicolas, Sept. 7, 1806; Elizabeth, 
Oct. 29, 1809; Mary, June 16, 1811; 
Philip, May 16, 1813 ; Harriot, Sept. 10, 

— Records. 

Richard Bessom, jr., married Hannah 
Bowden May 15, 1796; and lived in 
Marblehead, where their children were 
baptized, as follows : Hannah, April i o, 
1796 ; Richard, Dec. 17, 1797 ; Michael, 
Nov. 10, 1799; Sarah, Dec. 6, 1801 ; 
John, Nov. 27, 1803. 

Joseph Besome married Rebecca 
Chinn Feb. 28, 1786 ; and lived in Mar- 
blehead, where their children were bap- 
tized, as follows : Philip, Aug. 20, 1786 ; 
Rebecca, Feb. 27, 1791; Joseph, Jan. 26, 

John, son of John and Mary Bezume, 
baptized Aug. 28, 1757. 

Margaret, daughter of John and Mar- 
garet Bezume, baptized Oct. 11, 1761. 

Elias Bessom married widow Mary 
Cogswell July 12, 1725. 

Rebecca Bezume married Joseph 
Stacey March 31, 1757. 

Elizabeth Bezume married Charles 
Flurey July 7, 1754. 

— Marblehead records. 

John Bests born about 1642 ; currier; 
lived in Salem, 1670-1711 ; married, first, 
Susanna Durin 10:8 mo : 1670 ; second, 
Edith Hull Feb. i, 1692-3 ; he died June 
17, 1 7 II, in his seventieth year; and she 
was his widow in 1748. Children, born 
in Salem: i. Johnny bom 5: 7 mo: 
1671; living in 1704. 2. Susannah^, 
born 28: 11: 1673; married John Mes- 
senger of Rhode Island (of Long Island, 
1 71 2), yoeman, before 1708. 3. Wil- 
liam^, mariner ; lived in Newport, R. I. ; 
died in 1 7 1 2, probably unmarried ; his will 
dated Jan.6,1 7 1 1, being bound on a voyage 
to sea, was proved Sept. i, 17 12, devised 
to " my cousin Joseph Best of Salem." 4. 
Jonathan^ y lived in Salem ; sailor on the 
ship Essex, Capt. William Bowditch, mas- 
ter; died on the ship, apparently unmar- 
ried, in 1700; he made a nuncupative 
will at sea on Christmas day, 1700 ; and 
it was proved May 27, 1701. 5. Benja- 
min^y under age in 1700; living in 1704, 
and apparently unheard of in 1708. 6. 
Mary^ (twin), born Sept. 20, 1693 ; died 
in about three weeks. 7. Judith^ (twin), 
born Sept. 20, 1693 ; was living in 1704. 
8. David^j born Feb. 20, 1694-5 ; cur- 
rier ; lived in Salem ; married Lydia Kim- 
ball of Wenham Jan. 20, 1719-20; died 
in 1730, his will, dated May 18, 1730, 
being proved Aug. 31, 1730; she sur- 
vived him ; children, born in Salem : i . 
John3, born March 22, 17 — ; living in 
1730; 2. Elizabeths, married Stephen 
Webb of Salem Nov. 27, 1746; 3. 
Lydia3, living in 1730; 4. Mary3, mar- 
ried Nathaniel Nurse of Salem Nov. 7, 
1754. 9. Mary^^ born Sept. 20, 1696 ; 
died in her tenth year. 10. Sarah^y born 
Aug. 14, 1698; living in 1704. — Records. 

John Best of Salem, tailor, came in the 
HerculeSy 1635, from Sandwich, was of 
St. George, city of Canterbury. — Savage, 



James Best of Salem, wife Mary 
(daughter of James Frie, deceased), was 
dead in 1735; children: James, aged 
under fourteen years in 1735 ; and Elle- 
ner, aged under fourteen in 1735, and 
probably married Timothy Gray May 3, 
1748, in Andover. — Probate records and 
Andover town records. 

James, son of James Bettee, born in 
Wenham April 8, 1666. Thomas, son of 
James Bette, bom in Wenham 4:11 mo : 

James Bettis of Wenham, 1668. 

Richard Bettes of Ipswich, 1651. 

Richard Betts of Ipswich, 165 1, 1653. 

Richard Bettes of Gloucester, 1658. 

James Bette was apprenticed to Isaac 
Hull, cooper, 24 : 4 : 1673. 

Betty (negro) married Titus Sept. 17, 
1755, in Lynn. 

— Court records, 

James Bette of Wenham, husbandman, 
wife Sarah, 1662,1673 . — Registry of deeds. 

Miss Usina Bezune of Marblehead mar- 
ried Samuel Cresey of Newburyport June 

I, 1773- 

Margaret Bezune married John Rogers 

Aug. 29, 1784. 

— Marblehead town records, 

John Bezune of Marblehead published 
to widow Ruth Whittemore of Salem 
March 4, 1775. 

John Bezune published to Eliz* Leach, 
both of Salem, Dec. 27, 1777. 

Mary, daughter of James and Sara 
Betty, born 9 : 9 : 1661. 

,Rev. Ben^ Benott ( ?) of Salem pub- 
lished to Madam Mary Colman of Boston 
Sept. 16, 1748. 

Sarah Best published to W°^ Stacey, 
both of Salem, Jan. 24, 1735. She for- 
bade it, as he never courted her. 

Sarah Best published to Michael 
More, both of Salem, June 10, 1738. 

— Salem town records, 

Mary Best published to John Fern, 
both of Lynn, Aug. 16, 1747. — Lynn town 

Bette married Cuff, negro servants, 
Sept. 16, 1762. — Andover town records. 

Esther Bettys married Samuel Morse 
Aug. 18, 1793. — Bradford town records, 

Robert Bettts published to Elcy Bridges, 
both of Rowley, Dec. 9, 1796. — Rowley 
town records. 

Richard Betts of Ipswich, 1648, said 
to have come from Hemel Hempstead, 
county Herts, removed to Newton, L. I., 
1656; there was in high esteem many 
years ; and died Nov. 18, 17 13, at the 
age of one hundred (?). By wife Joan- 
na,* Riker says, he had Richard ; Thom- 
as ; Joanna, who married John Scudder ; 
Mary, who married Joseph Swazey ; Mar- 
tha, who married Philip Ketchum ; Eliza- 
beth, who was first wife of Joseph Sackett ; 
and Sarah, who married Edward Hunt. — 

Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas and 
Mary Bette, born May 19, 1737. — Ames- 
bury town records. 

Richard Bethell published to Hannah 
Manning, Salem, June 9, 1711. — Salem 
town records, 

Hannah, wife of Richard Bethell, died 
Dec. 22, 1736, aged forty-seven. — Char- 
ter street burial-ground, Salem. 

Richard Bethell of Salem, tailor, 1722- 
1747; wife Hannah, i73i-i747 • — Regis- 
try of deeds. 

Wife of William Bethel died Sept. 14, 

1 79 1, aged forty-five years. 

Infant child of William Bethel died 

April 28, 1794- 

William Bethel married Mary Smith 

May 24, 1792. 

Ruth Betels of Manchester published to 
David Rust Oct. 8, 1763. 

— Ipswich town records, 

James Beveredge married Sarah Hol- 
man Feb. 7, 1733-4; and had children, 
Susannah, Mary and Jane, all of Marble- 
head, singlewomen, their mother, Sarah 
Beverage, widow, being deceased, 1789. 
— Marblehead town records, and Registry 

of deeds. 

David Beverly' of Haverhill married 
Hannah Farnum of Andover Nov. 11, 

*He married Joanna Chamberlyn before 1649. 
— Ipswich court records. 



1720; and lived in Andover. Children, 
born in Andover: i. James^, born Jan. 
19, 1723-4. 2. Hannah^y born Jan. 24, 
1725-6; died March 2, 1729. 3. Mary^, 
born Feb. 2, 1728-9 ; married Asa Town 
of Andover April 6, 1750. 4. Hannah^y 
born Sept. 11, 1731; married Aaron 
Town of Andover Oct. 15, 1755. 5. 
David"", born Feb. 12, 1733-4 ; died June 
9, 1738. 6. Johnny bom Nov. 22, 1737; 
died May 26, 1738. 7. David^, born 
Aug. 2, 1739 ; married Ruth Clough July 
7, 1763 ; she was his wife in 1787 ; yeo- 
man : lived in Andover, 1739-1787; chil- 
dren, born in Andover : i. Jedediah3, born 
Oct. 17, 1765; 2. David3, born Aug. 3, 
1767 ; 3. Daniel3, born Aug. 21, 1775 ; 4. 
Asa3, born Oct. g, 1776. 8. Tabitha^, 
born May 5, 174 1-2; published to Ste- 
phen Wyatt of Danvers Aug. 13, 1763. 
9. yb>^«% born April 19, 1744. 10. Sam- 
uely^ born Aug. 8, 1748; published to 
Ruth Conner of Salisbury April 8, 1775.* 
— Records. 

Tabitha Beverly of Danvers published 
to Silas Johnson, resident in Danvers, Oct. 

7, 1780. — Danvers town records, 

John Beverly married Lydia Hildreth 
of Andover Nov. 13, 1777; children: 
Joel, born March 5, 1794; Phebe, born 
Aug. 25, 1798. 

Martha, "a Legitemat " daughter of 
Hannah Beverly, born Oct. 21, 1754. 

Edward Bevins married Mary Clark 
Dec. 10, 1729. 

— Andover town records. 

Francis Beverly married Rhoda Dev- 
ereux, free negroes, both of Salem, April 

8, 1779. — Salem town records. 

Mercy Giddings, Nancy her daughter, 
born April 29, 1751, her father William 

Nancy Bezoil married Nicholas Lane 
March 10, 1771. 

— Gloucester town records. 

Thomas Bettes (Bettice — church rec- 
ords^ of Wenham married Mary Dike of 

*Samuel Beverly of St. John's, Newfoundland, 
married Ruth Connor of Newbury (she was pub- 
lished in Newbury also) Nov. ii, 1776. — West 
Pariih church {^Newbury) records. 

Ipswich April 3, 1696. — Topsfield town 

Ann, daughter of Stephen Billion, a 
Frenchman, who sojourned among us, 
himself and wife being in full communion 
with ye French church in Boston, Jan. 17, 
1719-20. — Beverly First church records. 

Administration was granted on the es- 
tate of Dr. William Bickham (spelled in 
one place " Beacom ") of Salem, physi- 
cian, Dec. 16, 1700. Bartholmew Browne 
of Salem had supported him for a year 
before his death. — Frobate records. 

Benjamin Bickner married Mary Little- 
hail Aug. II, 17 19 ; children : Mary, born 
Oct. 6, 1720; Benjamin, born Feb. i, 
1722 ; died Feb. 10, 1722 j and Samuel, 
born Jan. 31, 1723. 

Samuel Bickner, sojourner, married 
Abigail Littlehale May 11, 1760. 

— Gloucester town records, 

Anna, wife of Christopher Bidlacke 
died Dec. 13, 1692. 

Mary, daughter of Christopher and 
Sarah Bidlake, born Aug. 15, 1694. 

— Ipswich town records, 

Rebecca, daughter of Rev. John Hale 
and his wife Rebecca, daughter of Mr. 
Henry Bile, late of the city of Sarum, in 
England, born April 28, 1666. — Salem 
town records. 

Daniel Biggs married Eunice Nurse 
Dec. 19, 1774, in Danvers. — Court rec- 

Robert Biggs of Salem, a foreigner, 
married Ruth Bresson of Wenham Feb. 
25, 1752 ; lived in Manchester; he died 
between 1757 and 1763; she died, his 
widow, in Manchester Nov. — , 1770, 
aged forty-three or forty-four years ; chil- 
dren, born in Manchester : Elizabeth, born 
May 27, 1755 ; Benjamin Bresson, born 
Sept. 22, 1757. — Records. 

Mary Boyles married Samuel Wood- 
berry Feb. 7, 1 77 1. — Manchester town 

Elisha, son of Elisha Boyles, died 
March 7, 1759. 

Mildred, daughter of Elisha and Mil 
dred Byles, born April 29, 1759. 

— Lynn town records. 



Thomas Boyles of Marblehead, marinei^ 
and his wife Mary, estate of " our mother ^' 
Ruth Gatchel of Salem, deceased, 1781. 

Robert Hale of Beverly, clerk, con- 
veyed land in Amesbury, formerly in pos- 
session of my grandmother Rebecca Biley, 
in 1701. 

— Registry of deeds. 

Anna Byles published to David Millet 
Jan. 26, 1745. 

Rabin e Byles published to Prince, 
blacks, Dec. 24, 1775. 

Sarah Byles published to Henry Edgar 
Dec. 3, 1768. He was lost at sea. 

Sarah Byles published to Andrew Eve- 
leth Aug. 10, 1765. 

— Gloucester town records, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Sa- 
rah Bighted, baptized July 2, 1769. — 
Marblehead church records. 

Rev. Benjamin Bill published to Mrs. 
Rebecca White of South Hampton Dec. 
16, 1784. — Amesbury town records, 

Mrs. Rebecka Biley of Salisbury in 
England married John Hale, son of Rob- 
ert Hale, late deacon of Charlestown, Dec. 
15, 1664, at Ipswich. 

Bilhah, daughter of George and Dinah, 
baptized Feb. 7, i747- 

— Ipswich records. 

Charles Bill married Ruth Fuller May 
18, 1732 . — Lynn town records. 

Ann, daughter of John Bill, baptized 
June 21, 1674. — Rowley church records. 

Administration granted on the estate 
of Jose Billabaso of Salem, mariner, a 
native of Bilboa, in Spain, Nov. 6, 1799. 
— Probate records. 

William Bigelow married Margaret 
Lander, both of Salem, Jan. 13, i799- 

John Bigs (also, Biggs) of Danvers pub- 
lished to Sally Thornton of Salem July 21, 

Sarah Bignal married George Day 
May 20, 1726. 

Zachariah Birchmore married Sarah 
Daniels, both of Salem, Jan. 8, 1770. 

John Billinghurst married Hannah Pe- 
ters, both of Salem, June 17, 1782. 
— Salem town records. 

Binah (freewoman) married Peter, ser- 
vant of Samuel Adams, Nov. 25, 1776. 
— Ipswich town records. 

Dulcena Lothrop Bingham, schoolmas- 
ter, 1792, shopkeeper, 1796; deacon; 
town clerk; justice of peace; lived in 
Manchester ; married Deborah Lee Tuck 
Jan. 31, 1788; he died, *^sudden," Oct. 
25, 1837, aged " seventy- three;" she 
died, his widow, Sept. 18, 1840, aged 
" seventy" ; children, born in Manchester ; 
Delucena Lathrop, born Feb. 5, 1789; 

married Mary ; died Oct. 7, 1842, 

of consumption ; Mary L., born March 18, 
1790; Rufus Lathrop, born Nov. 10, 
1 791 ; Debby, bom May 23, 1793; Lucre- 
tia Huntington, born July 14, 1795 ; 
William T., born April 8, 1797 ; Lucinda, 
born Aug. 3, 1798 ; Aurelia T., born Oct. 
4, 1800; Luther, born Aug. 11, 1803; 
Henry Lee Tuck, born May 8, 1805 ; 
Elisabeth Sewal, born Oct. 4,1819(1809?). 
— Records. 

William Bingley married Elizabeth 
Preston Feb. 27, 1659-60 ; Children: A 
daughter born June 24, 1660; William, 
born Feb. 24, 1661-2; a daughter, born 
Feb. 27, 1663-4. 

Elizabeth Bingley married John Chase 
May 23, 1677. 

Hannah Barnet married Joshua Boyn- 
ton April 9, 1678. 

— Newbury town records. 

Elizabeth Burch was appointed admin- 
istratrix of the estate of her husband 
George Biirch, deceased,intestate, 22:9: 
1672. His children were Elizabeth, 
John, Mary, Abigail and George, the 
boys being under twenty- one years old, 
and the girls under eighteen. — Probate 
records^ and Court records. 

A guardian was appointed for James 
Burch, aged fifteen years, son of James 
Burch, late of Topsfield, husbandman, 
deceased, April 4, 17 70. — Probate records. 

James Birch published to Sarah Gale 
Dec. 13, 1788. — Danvers town records. 

James Birch married Sarah Warren, 
sojourner, Feb. 10, 1725-6. — Gloucester 
town records. 



Widow Elizabeth Cole of Salem, for- 
merly wife of George Burch of Salem, de- 
ceased, John Collins, fisherman, and wife 
Mary, Abigail Burch, singlewoman, said 
Mary and Abigail being ye surviving 
children of said George Burch, deceased, 
all of Salem, 17 19. 

Abigail Birch of Salem, spinster, 
daughter of George Birch, 1726. 

— Registry of deeds. 

Sarah, daughter of James Birch, " in 
full communion with the New North in 
Boston," baptized Jan. i, 1726-7. — Man- 
chester church records, 

Hannah Bird of Marblehead appointed 
administratrix of the estate of her hus- 
band John Bird of Marblehead, fisher- 
man, Jan. 5, 1767. 

Administration was granted on the es- 
tate of Ralph Bird of Salem, fisherman, 
May 7, 1717. 

— Probate records. 

Samuel Bird published to Sally Elwell 
Sept. 11,1 790. — Gloucester town records. 

Easther Birthby married John Dole 
Jan. 24, 1 7 16, in Rowley. 

Thomas Birtby married Mary Harris 
Feb. 3, 1 7 18, in Rowley. 

Jonathan Birtby married Hannah 
Platts Dec. 26, 1722, in Rowley. 

Benjamin Bickner married Mary Lit 
tlehale Aug. 11, 17 19, in Gloucester. 

Sarah Bignal married George Day May 
20, 1726, in Salem. 

John Burd of Marblehead, aged about 
thirty, 1665. 

Gilles Burdley of Ipswich, 1663, 1666, 
cousin of Andrew Hodges of Ipswich. 

Jonathan Biley (of Wenham, 1670) 
married Sarah Gouldsmith Sept. 29, 1668, 
in Wenham. 

Phillip Bill of Ipswich removed to 
Pullen Point, 1668. 

Mrs. Bidgood of Ipswich apart from 
her husband, 1652. 

Thomas Billington of Lynn, 1647, 1649, 
1650, employed at the iron works, 1650. 

John Birchley of Ipswich, 1647. 

Henry Birdsallof Salem, 1643. Inven- 
tory of his estate taken Nov. 17, 1651. 

— Court records. 

• Jathniel Bird of Ipswich had grant of 
land, 1641 ; and there was a widow Bird 
there the same year. 

Giles Birdley of Ipswich, 1648, had 
wife EHzabeth, and children, Andrew, 
born Sept. 5, 1657, James, born Feb. 10, 
1660, Giles, born July 13, 1662, and 
John, died in 1668. 

— Savage. 

Widow Sarah Boils of Beverly, 1757. 

Jon than Boiles of Beverly, weaver, 

— Registry of deeds. 

Aug. I, 1727, James Biles accused by 
Mary Mathews of Salem with being the 
father of her bastard son bom "last Feb- 
ruary." — Sessions court (Saleni) records^ 
page 47. 

John Bird married Miriam Allen Feb. 
24,1708. Children: Rebecca, baptized 
April 24, 1709; John, born March 25, 
1711; Meriam, born Aug. 20, 17 12; 
John, baptized April 25, 17 14; John, 
born Sept. 18, 1724. 

John Bird married Mary Brown July 
16, 1744. Children: Meriam, baptized 
Dec. 2, 1744; Mary, baptized Sept. 14, 
1746 j Elizabeth, baptized Jan. i, 1749; 
Martha, baptized Sept. 8, 1751 ; John, 
baptized Dec. 2, 1753; Sarah Brown, 
baptized Oct. 10, 1756; Benjamin, bap- 
tized Nov. 19, 1758; Benjamin, baptized 
Nov. i8j 1759 ; Rebeckah, baptized June 
20, 1762. 

Daniel Bird married Sarah Blaney Dec. 
12,1789. Children : Jenny Miller, bap- 
tized Feb. 21, 1790; Daniel, baptized 
March 3, 1793; Mary Brown, baptized 
July 6, 1795 ; Sally, baptized Dec. 2, 
1798; Hannah Blaney, baptized Nov. 16, 

Jonathan Bird married Ruth Hayne 
Jan. II, 1725. 

Miriam Bird married Germain Seal 
Jan. 22, 1733. 

John Bird married Hannah Duggins 
Dec. 12, 1764. 

Mary Bird married James Brown Jan. 
16, 1768. 

— Marblehead records. 



Peter Bird published to Mrs. Sarah 
Colby, both of Newburyport, Dec. i, 

Miss Elizabeth Bird married David 
Wood, both of Newburyport, Jan. 22, 


— Newburyport town records. 

Elizabeth Bird of Marblehead married 
James Symonds, 4th, of Salem Jan. 2, 

Miss Miriam Bird married Jonas Parnel, 
jr., both of Salem, Aug. 25, 1773- 

Martha Bird married Samuel Gale, both 
of Salem, Feb. 8, 1775. 

Sarah Bird published to Nathaniel 
Pease, both of Salem, Dec. 9, 1775. 

Sally Bird married Abraham Mullit 
(Mullet — publishment)^ both of Salem, 
Jan. 18, 1789. 

— Salem town records. 

Administration on the estate of John 
Bird was granted to Moses Maverick in 
Ipswich court March 31, 1668. — Court 

Nathan Birdsall of Salem, 1654. — Reg- 
istry of deeds. 

Thomas Birkley married Bathsheba 
Vinning Nov. 2, 17 10. Their son Wil- 
liam born Aug. 11, 1 7 1 1 . — Marblehead 
town records. 


Queries are inserted for one cent a word. 
Answers are solicited. 

445. Elizabeth Masury of Lynn, Mass., 
married Samuel Peabody of Salem about 
1805. Her mother was a Mansfield. 
Information is desired as to the full names 
of her parents and the dates of her birth, 
marriage and death; also, any other data 
as to her father, including genealogy and 
participation, if any, in the Revolution. 

New York City. h. b. 

446. William Marshall of Brookline, 
Mass., had a daughter Rebecca who mar- 
ried Samuel Barry of Boston Nov. 30, 
1802. Information is desired as to the 
genealogy of William Marshall and whether 
he participated in any manner in the 
Revolution. . h. b. 

447. M. A. Allen of 2640 Indiana 
Avenue, Chicago, 111., is preparing a 
genealogy of the family of William Allen 
of Salisbury, and would like to be put in 
communication with any one interested. 

448. Where can list of passengers, and 
their origin, of "Angel Gabriel" and its 
master, cast away at Pemaquid, 1635, be 
obtained, leading to Ralph Bleasdale's 
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Minotj N Dak. a. b. 


306. Sarah Hovey, who married Jona- 
than Remington of Rowley (later of Suf- 
field, Conn.) June 11, 1701, was un- 
doubtedly a daughter of Nathaniel Hovey, 
who was born in Ipswich March 20, 1657. 
Her mother was Sarah Fuller. Miss 
Hovey was born in Ipswich in September, 
1680. — Ed. 

307. Elizabeth Lull of Rowley, who 
married Richard Tyler in 1725, was prob- 
ably daughter of Thomas Lull, sr., of 
Ipswich, weaver, who was born Oct. 17, 
1637, and died in Ipswich Dec. 31, 1719. 

314. Mary Bod well who married Tim- 
othy Merrick in Methuen Dec. 5, 1728, 
was daughter of James Bodwell of Methuen, 
yeoman, who died there in 1746. Mr. 
Bodwell' s will, dated March 19, 1745, 
was proved July 7, 1746. He mentions 
his sons Stephen Bodwell and James Bod- 
well, daughters Mary, wife of Timothy 
Mirick, and Hannah, wife of John Hib- 
bard, jr., and second wife Sarah. — Ed. 


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Vital Records of Marblehead, Mass. 
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The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. IX. Salem, Mass., July, 1905. No. 3. 

volume I. 

The following are abstracts of all at Linn, and land bought of Goodman Col- 
records in volume I. of the Suffolk County lins, Joseph Armitage, in rumlye marsh 

Registry of Deeds relating to Essex-county and elsewhere in Linn, 20: 8: 1641. 

persons and property, where parties are Page 23. 

given as residing, or property is men- Thomas Mayhew of Watertown mort- 

tioned as being located in Essex county, gaged land to James Brown of Newbery 

The records in this volume come down to 25:3: 1642. — Page 27. 

1654. Thomas Dexter of Lynn mortgaged to 

Tho. Mayhewe of Watertown, mer- Rebecka Cradocke of London, widow, his 

chant, mortgaged to Rich: Dumer of fishing ware at Lynn, Sept. 2, 1642. — 

Newbery, gentleman, farm of five hundred Page 29. 

acres in Watertown, which he bought of Emmanuell Downing, Edward Holyoke 

Simon Bradstreet, gentleman, and all the and Samuell Sharpe, referees, decide the 

weire and one hundred and fifty acres of suit for slander brought by Mr. John 

land thereto belonging, 29 : 7 : 1640. — Humfrey, esq., against John Holgrave of 

Page 13- Salem, 5:7"''': 1642. Mr. Adam Otley 

Tho: Dexter of Lynne mortgaged to appeared for the plaintiff. — Page -j^'i^. 
Mathew Cradock of London, merchant, Adam Otley and Thomas Dexter of 

farm at Lynn, 29 June, 1640. — Page 14. Linne sold to Richard Russell thirty sheep 

Ephraim Child of Watertown conveyed and lambs in the hands of Goodman Bel- 

to Simon Bradstreet of Ipswich dwelling- knap and James Axy of Linne and a bill 

house in Watertown and one hundred due from Adam Hawks and three thou- 

acres of land, 12 Sept. 1638. — Page 15. sand clapboard bolts lying at "my Ladie 

Thomas Mayhew of Watertown con- Moodies Beach in Linne,'' Apr. 7, 1643. 

veyed to Simon Bradstreet of Ipswich —Page 42. 

farm of five hundred acres in Cambridge Thomas Erington of Linne mortgaged 

and buildings, 29 Sept. 1638. — Page 15. to Robert Hethersay his house and land 

Tho : Dexter of Linne mortgaged to at Salem and corn at his house in Charles- 

Humfrey Hooke (alderman of Bristoll towne, in consideration of ten thousand 

and others) farm of eight hundred acres pipe staves cleaving by said Robert, 

in Linn, 20 Aug. 1640. — Page 15. Thomas to provide the bolts, 10 : 5™^ 

Rich Barnhowse and Edward Heale 1643. — Page 42. 
bond to pay money to Will Pester of Sa- William Luckin of Marblehead mort- 

lem, Sept. 2, 1638. Witness : Nathaniell gaged to Capt. Edward Gibbons two 

Pittman. — Page 17. houses and land in the possession of W°* 

Samuell Wade, late of Linne, appoints Chichester, to receive ;^t4 claimed by Mr. 

William Ting of Boston (attorney of Robert Tomson from John Thorpe, 18: 

Richard WoUestone) and Thomas Savage 5 : 1643. — P^^ 43* 
of Boston (attorney of Richard Gerrard James Hubbard of Long Island ap- 

of London) his attorneys to sell his house points Edward Tomlins of Linn his at- 



torney to transfer house and land to 
Richard Lowden, Aug. 6, 1643. He con- 
veyed the same, lying in Charlestowne, to 
Richard Lowden and Thomas Wilder 27 : 
8 : 1643. — Page 46. 

Thomas Ruck of Salem conveyed to 
Isaac Sterne of Watertowne 70 acres of 
land in Watertowne, which he bought of 
Captain Jennison, 2 : q""**- 1643. — Page ^d, 
John Stratton of Salem acknowledges 
indebtedness to Edmund Angier of Cam- 
bridge I : 1 2™°- 1638. Edward Michison, 
marshall, says that he arrested " m'' Jn° 
Stratton of Salem Merchn*" on account of 
this debt, and that said John made over 
to said Edmund some goods in the hands 
of " m"^ Jo Coggan/' and that John Strat- 
ton has a frame of a house at Salem, 15 : 
5: 1641.— /h;^(?47. 

" Jo: Oliver late of the Cittye of Bris- 
tall Merc & now livinge in Newberye in 
New England aged 27 " deposed that he 
received a letter from " Edward Benett 
the purser of the Marye Rose " desiring 
him to come and get a "packe'' con- 
signed to him by "M'* Simon Lewis of 
Bristall,'' and he went to Boston to get it, 
and went aboard with Tho. Millard's 
shallop, but could not get it. "Tho : 
Millard of Cape Anne in New : England 
ffisherman aged about 40 yeares" de- 
posed that before the ship Mary Rose 
was blown up " he was entreated by M'^ 
Jo: OUiver of Newberye in New England 
to go aboard said ship, which he did, but 
was refused his package, Aug. 25, 1640. 

John Tinker of Windsor, Conn., con- 
veys to " M"^ CuUick of Harfford vp Con- 
neticott " 6000 plank two or three inches 
thick, viz : 5000 lying on the banks of the 
fforrest River in Salem, which he bought 
of Will Brown of the same town, and 1000 
to be delivered by John Jackson of the 
same town, June 2, 1644. — Page 52. 

Thom Dexter of Linn mortgaged his 
farm at Linn to Simon Broadstreet Oct. 
22, \(i2i^,—Page 52. 

Joseph Armitage conveyed to Rich. 
Russell of Charlston his house and land at 
Linn Dec. 10, 1640. — Page 52. 

John Humfrye, esq., conveyed to 
Emanuell Downinge two ponds and fifty 
acres of upland in Salem 6:7™** 1638. — 
Page 52. 

John Pride mortgaged to Will Wal- 
tham of Waymouth house in which said 
John dwells with land at Salem Dec. 23, 
1640. — Page 52. 

Will Pester of Salem mortgaged to 
Charles Gott and John Home his house 
and ground in Salem Oct. 20, 1641. — 
Page ^2. 

Samuell Skelton conveyed land in Sa- 
lem to Lt. Rich'* Davenport Feb. 21, 
1643.— Z'^^*? 53. 

John Elderkin conveyed to Samuell 
Bennett " ye new built Watermill in 
Linn '' 16 : 7 : 1643. — Page^^. 

Adam Oatley in behalf of " John Vm- 
freye Esq.'' conveyed to Raph Fogg 
" on frame of an howse & seller w*^ a 
quarter of an acre of Land neere ye 
Pounds in Salem " 11 : 2™**- 1644. — Page 


Jabesh Hacket of Linne transferred to 
" Susanna Hawkes the daughter of Adam 
Hawkes of Linne" money in the hands of 
Boniface Burton of Linne Village 5 : 9™°- 
1644.— i^^^.? 54. 

" m'^ Adam Otley " mortgaged to " m' 
Richard Glover of London" land some- 
times Goadham's, Cowdrey's, Daniel 
Howe's, all in Rumney Marsh, and land 
bought of Hen : Waltha and Job Sayre's ; 
also, a house and land ; also land in the 
possession of Goodma Tyler of Linne ; and 
" marsh behind m'^ Cobbetts house w^'^^m'^ 
King vsed the last yeare " 9 : io™° : 1644. 
—Page 55. 

"James Parker of Strawberry banck" 
conveyed to Zaccheus Gould of Ipswich 
house and land in Waymouth, and land 
bought of Jeremie Gould, 26 : 9 : 1644. 
—Page 56. 

Timothy Tomlins of Linne conveyed to 
Robert Bridges of Linne land bounded by 
Tho : Willis and Joseph Armitage June 14, 
1 64 1. — Page 56. 

Emmanuell Downeing of Salem, esq., 
mortgaged to Tho : Fowle and John Win- 
thrope, jr., esq., his mansion house and 



land adjoining at Salem and land bought 
of m'^ Endecot on South river, June 8, 
1640. Ack. Dec. 20, 1644. — Page ^6. 

Emmanuell Downeinge of Salem, esq., 
enfeoffed to John Winthropp of Charles- 
towne, esq., and Adam Winthropp of 
Boston, gent., his farm at Groton for his 
and his wife's lives, and afterward to the 
use of George Downeinge 23: 5: 1644. 

— Page SI- 

** m"^ Robert Saltonstall " mortgaged 
to " m'^ Stephen Winthropp of Boston '^ 
" halfe his ffarme called the Pond ferme 
neere Salem (formerley m'^ Humphreys) " 
14 : II : 1644. — Page 57. 

Zaccheus Gould of Ipswich conveyed 
to Capt. William Perkins, land in Way- 
mouth bought of James Parker of Way- 
mouth, April 2, 1645. Witnesses: Thom- 
as Fowle and Robert Keine. — Page 58. 

Nicholas Treroise of Charlstowne con- 
veyed to Joshua Foote of London, iron- 
monger, house and lot in Charlstowne, 
and land in Linefield and elsewhere, 10 : 
10:1644. — Page S9' 

Increase Nowell, W™ Hibbins and 
Henry Dunster, feoffees of Josse Glover, 
late of Sutton,Sussexshire, dec'd, conveyed 
to Samuel Bennet of Linne a wind mill in 
Linne formerly in the possession of John 
Humphrey, esq., 22 : 3 : 1645. Witness- 
es : WilHam Aspinwall, notary public, and 
Edward Michelsom. — Page 66. 

Thomas Hudson of Linne conveyed to 
Thomas Hutchinson of Linne land ad- 
joining "Goodman Townsends fferme" 
22: 10: 1645 (f*)* Witnesses: William 
Aspinwall and John Arnold. — Page 67. 

Thomas Dexter of Linn mortgaged to 
" m' Symon Bradstreete " dwelling-house 
in Linn and farm of 600 acres, to be paid 
at Ipswich, 22:8: 1639. — ^^S^ ^9* 

Thomas Dexter of Linne conveyed to 
Richard Leader of Boston, merchant, 
'* agent for a certaine Company of Vnder- 
takers for an Iron worke," land, with an 
agreement to build fence toward Capt. 
Bridges' house and Tho : Dexter 's land, 
27 : II : 1645. — Page"]!. 

George Hawkins of Boston, ship- 
wright, by letter of attorney from George 

Richardson of Wapping, mariner, dated 
May I, 1 64 1, conveyed to William Dods 
land in Salem " neere the heade of Basse 
River, lately in the possession of Peter 
Palfrey," 28 : 7 : 1644. — Page 74. 

Mary Allen, wife of Arnold Allen of 
Cascoe, appoints Edward ffletcher of Bos- 
ton, cutler, her attorney to settle with 
Thomas Dexter of Linne July 8, 1645. 
Witnesses: Georg Cleeve and Richard 
Tucker. — Page 75. 

Samuel Bennet of Linne acknowledges 
himself indebted to " m'^ Increase Nowel 
^r ^m Hibbins & m' Henry Dunster 
ffeoffes in trust for the children of m"^ Josse 
Glover ... for a millne late bought of 
them," 22:3: 1645. — Page 'j'j. 

Symon Bradstreete of Andover, gent., 
conveyed to Edward Jackson of Cam- 
bridg, " Nailor," farm of 500 acres lately 
in the tenure of Tho : May hew, 23 : 9 : 
1646. — Page 79. 

Stephen Dummer of Newberry, gent., 
acknowledges indebtedness to " my son in 
law Henry Sewall the yonger of New- 
bery," gent., ''remainder of a Marriage 
portion formerly pmised to him w*** my 
daughter Jane," payable " out of or for 
my estate or lands in Ould England," 
Oct. 5, 1646. Witnesses: Job Clements 
and W" Wakefield.— 7^^^<? 79. 

'^W Richard Lead' Agent for the 
Company of vndertakers of the yron 
workes in N : E : acknowledges indebted- 
ness to "Nicholas Davison of Charls- 
towne merchV' and giving as security the 
interest of said company " in the ffarme & 
ware at Linne," Jan. 19, 1646. — Page 

Whereas Thomas Dexter of Linne, 20 : 
4 : 1 640, mortgaged his farm at Linne to 
Matthew Cradock, and mortgaged his 
ware at Lin, 2 : 7°^° : 1642, to " Rebecca 
Craddock of London Executrix to Matt : 
Craddock of London Merch* ; and where- 
as Richard. Glover and Rebecca his wife 
executrix of said Matt : Crad : appointed 
Nicholas Davison their attorney therefor 
Feb. 12, 1645, said Nicholas discharges 
said mortgages and acquits Richard 
Leader on behalf "of the company of vn- 



dertakers of the yron works in N : E :" 
Dec. 30, 1646. — Page 80. 

Nathaniel Ward conveyed " to the Col- 
lege at Cambridge ... all that ffarme of 
600 Acres giuen mee by the Generall 
Court lying neere Andevir by Merri- 
macke," Dec. 10, 1646. — Page 81. 

Thomas Dexter of Linne conveyed to 
Rich Leader "for the vse of the vnder- 
takers for the yron works his fferme at 
Linne" of 600 acres, May i, 1647. — 
Page 82. 

Agreement between Robert Andrewes 
of Ipswich and William ffrancklin of Bos- 
ton. Mr. Andrewes daughter Alice was 
late wife of Mr. Franklin. She was de- 
ceased at this time, leaving a daughter 
Elizabeth ifrancklin, under the age of 
seventeen. Mr. Franklin's present wife 
is Phoebe. Dated at Ipswich April 2, 
1 64 1. Witness : John Norton. — Page 85. 

Robert Salstonstall requests the town 
of Watertowne to pay some money to 
Capt. Robert Bridges of Lynn, 12 : 9"^°: 
1647. — Page Zd, 

Robert Saltonstall of Boston, gent., for 
his father Sir Rich : Saltonstall, assigns to 
Robt Bridges of Linne, gent., their claim 
against John Sherman or the town of 
Watertowne (Edward Carlton and John 
Johnson being arbitrators), 10 : 10 : 1647. 
Witnesses: William Aspinwall, Joseph 
Hills, Thomas Broughton and John Bris- 
coe. — Page ZZ. 

Raph Tompkins of Salem conveyed to 
John ffarnham of Dorchester his house 
and lot, 2: 4"^«- 1648. Witness: W°^ 
Phillips. — Page 91. 

ffrancis Johnson of Salem mortgaged 
to Nich : Davison of Charlestown mercht 
his fferme called Brookesby in the limits 
of Salem" Aug. 5, 1648. — Page 94. 

Richard Littlehale of Haverhill mort- 
gaged to Henry Webb of Boston his dwel- 
ling-house and land in Haverill, adjoining 
land of Samuel Gile, 27:8: 1648. — Page 

Joseph Armitage of Linne mortgaged 
to Thomas Savage of Boston his now 
dwelling-house and stall and land in Linne 
June 4, 1648. — Page 96. 

John Whittingham of Ipswitch con- 
veyed to Bryom Pendleton his farm of 
600 acres at Ipswich, and meadow, bound- 
ed by Wenham meadow, m'^ Bradstreet, 
W°^ Paine, 9: 7"^^- 1648. Witnesses: 
Will : Paine and Richard Kemball. — Page 

Joseph Redknappe of Linne, cooper, 
conveyed to Capt. Ed : Tomlins of Lon- 
don, gent., land known as "Blackbush- 
aight, lying & being neere Hampton Court 
in the parish of Hampton & County of 
Middlesex," Feb. i, 1648. Witnesses: 
Robert Bridges, Henry Sandys and Edw : 
Burt. — Page 99. 

John Porter of Salem conveyed to Na- 
thaniell Baker of Hingham his house, 
barn and land in Hingham 15:1: 1648. 
— Page\o\. 

Val : Hill of Boston mortgaged to Sy- 
mon Bradstreete of Andover house and 
500 acres of land upon Piscataqua river 
near Oyster river lately bought of Christ': 
Helmes and now in the possession of 
Darby ffield ; also, \ of saw-mill at Red- 
ding ; also, a bond of John Treworthy and 
Nicholas Shapley ; also, \ of cargo of ship 
Hope of Roterdam, Gerrat Lombertson, 
" m'," and Paul Allestree, factor, 9 : 6°*<>- 

1649. — P^^i"' 106. 

Valent Hill of Boston conveyed to 
Samuel Bennet of Lin Walker's plain be- 
tween Wading and Hammersmith, bound- 
ed by land of " m' Leader and Lin river," 
29 : 9 : 1649. — P^i^ no* 

Valentine Hill and John Leveret of 
Boston conveyed to Sam : Bennet of Lin 
600 acres of land formerly purchased of 
m' Thomas ffowle, bounded by Cap* Rob- 
ert Keines farm, and • town lines of 
Charlestowne, Lin and Boston, Oct. i, 
1649. Witnesses: John Tincker and 
Robert Hubert. — Page no. 

Tho : Erington *bf Lin conveyed to 
Samuel Benet of Linn a farm in Charles- 
towne, bounded by Boston line, and land 
of M'^ Bunker and John Chadock and 
Capt. Keine, Oct. 26, 1649. — Page no. 

Georg Halsall of Boston mortgaged to 
Richard Leader of Linne his wharf and 
ground in Boston, &c. (excepting house 



and land he bought of m' Clark), 14 : 
10: 1649. — P<^i^ iio- 

ffrancis Johnson of Salem acknowledged 
indebtedness to M'^ Rich: Russell of 
Charlstowne, and mortgaged " his fferme 
called Brookesby in the limits of Salem 
w*^ houses," etc., as security, 28 : 9 : 

1649. — P^^^ ^11* 

ffrancis Smith of Boston conveyed to 
George Keisar of Linne house & land in 
Boston, lately bought of Capt. Robt 
Keine, which was formerly the land of 
M"^ Benjamin Keine, 25: 11: 1649. — 
Page III. 

ffrancis Smith of Boston, Card maker, 
conveyed to George Keisar of Lin house 
and land in Lin known as Benjamin 
Keine 's house and land, &c., and fenc- 
ings, poles, &c., 26:11: 1649. — P^i^ 1 1 1' 

Matthew Chaife mortgaged to Anthonie 
Stoddard his dwelling-house and land in 
Boston, and farm in Newbury, Nov. 26, 
1649. — Page 113. 

John Clarke mortgaged to Matthew 
Chaffe his dwelling-house and land in 
Boston, and sold to him his farm in New- 
bury, which he had mortgaged to John 
Ward, 27 : 9 : 1649. — Page 113. 

W™ Hooke of Salisbury conveyed to 
Samuel Benet of Lin, land "giuen to him 
by an arbitration betwixt Tho : Dexter & 
him or his ffather Humfrey Hook by m"^ 
Samuel Dudley m'^ Mayhew m'^ Jennings 
& Lieften' Walker Arbitrator" **from his 
ffather Humphrey Hooke his brother W" 
Hooke Robt Knight," March 15, 1649. — 
Page 117. 

William Hudson of Boston mortgaged 
to m' Symon Bradstreet of Andover * ' his 
warehouse in Boston over against the 
dwelling house of Joshua Scotto, w*'^ ware- 
house was built by Major Nehemiah 
Bourne, i : 4™°. 1650. — Page 119. 

Strong ffurnel of Boston mortgaged to 
W™ Browne of Salem his dwelling house 
in Boston, soap house, furnace, yard, 
etc., July 24, 1650. — Page 122. 

Tho: Erington of Lin mortgaged to 
W" Kilcup of Boston, two farms lately 
bought of W™ Knight and Richard Roo- 
ton, both of Lin, 25 : 8 : 1650. Also, an 

agreement as to carrying on the works, 
i: ii"^°: 1649. Witnesses: Edw. Bur- 
cham and Phinehas Vrsitt—Page 129. 

Thomas Hawkins of Boston mortgaged 
to m^ Symon Bradstreet his house built 
the last year in Boston, "between the 
land of John Smith & John Kenrick ad- 
ioyneing to the lane that goes to the mil 
pond," for the security of money to be 
paid at the mortgagees dwelling house in 
Andover, 20:9: 1650. — Page 130. 

Danjell King of Lynne mortgaged to 
m*^ Henry Shrimpton of Boston his house 
in Lynne wherein he nows dwells and 
land, ^ 'which howse and land was form- 
e'^ly m'^ Benjamin Keajnes as also his Lott 
and orchard nex* the meeting howse 
which he bought of m"^ went worth Day 
As also that lott of ground which was for- 
merly w"* fhffews nex* vnto the dwelling 
howse of the sajd Daniell King," Dec. 5, 
165 1. Witness: William Aspinwall, 
notary public. — Page 147. 

Edward Rawson, late of Newbury, 
gent, conveyed to W°^ Peelsbury of 
Dorchester, yeoman, my dwelling-house 
and forty acres of land in Newbury, 
bounded by land of John Pemberton, 
Henry Sewall, jr. and Wm. Elnsly and the 
highway, Dec. 13, 1651. Witnesses: An- 
thony Stoddard and John Wise wall. The 
grantor's wife Rachel released dower. — 
Page 160. 

Thomas Rucke of Boston, innkeeper, 
mortgages to Symon Bradstreet of Ando- 
ver, gent (to secure money payable at 
the "South meeting howse a' Boston"), 
my dwelling-house in Boston wherein I 
now dwell called **The Swan,'' Oct. i , 
165 1. Witnesses: Tho Wyggin and 
George Halsae. — Page 162. 

M'^ Thomas Richards of weimouth, 
decM, bequeathed an annuity to his wife 
Welthean Richards, and the children 
agreed to allow her a full sum instead of 
the annuity, John Richards of Boston, 
merchant, son of the deceased, who held 
the estate in trust to pay the annuity, 
conveyed to his said mother house, mill 
and land in weimouth and a claim due 
from m'^ George Corwine of Salem to said 



estate, etc., Jan. 30, 1651. Witnesses: 
Edward Rawson andw"^ Aspinwall. — Page 

Valentjne Hill of Boston, merchant, 
mortgaged to m"^ Thomas Cobbett of 
Lynne, Clarke, Jane Skipper of Boston, 
spinster, and Joshua Scottow of Boston, 
merchant, land and sawmills in Dover at 
Oyster River, 18 : 1 1 : 1651. Witnesses : 
William Blanchard and Anthony Low. — 
Page 182. 

Robert Starkweather (his W mark) of 
Ipswich, husbandman, conveyed to Wil- 
liam Healy of Roxbury, husbandman, 
dwelHng-house and land in Roxbury, now 
in grantee's tenure, bounded by land of 
Cap* Prichard, etc., and lately given to 
me by my father John Roberts, Dec. 18, 
1 65 1. Witnesses: Daniell Brewe'^ and 
Jn*' Tincker. — Page 192. 

Willjam Peelsbury of Dorchester mort- 
gaged to Dep.-gov. Thomas Dudly of 
Roxbury dwelling-house and land in New- 
bury, which the grantor bought of Ed- 
ward Rawson, March 29, 1652. Witnes- 
ses : Samuell finch and Jo Dudley. — Page 

John Stowe of Concord conveyed to 
John Pierpointe of Ipswich land and build- 
ings in Rocksbury, bounded by land of 
Isacke Morrell, heirs of John Scarbrowe, 
John Stonnard, John Lewins, Richard 
Pepper, w"^ Parke, John Rugles, Richard 
Woody, Abraham Newell, m^ John Elljott. 
willjam Heath, Isacke Heathe, Nathaniell 
Stow, willjam Cheny, 20: 4: 1648. 
Witnesses : Richard Peacocke and Thom- 
as Stowe. — Page 199. 

George, sagamore of Lynn, mortgaged 
to Niceolas Davison of Charlestown, mer- 
chant, for ;^20 due many years since to 
"m"^ Mathew Craddock," deceased, "all 
that Tracke or necke of Land Commonly 
Called Nahant lying and scittvate, neere 
Adjacent vnto the Towne of Lynne," 
April I, 1652. Witnesses: Willjam Phil- 
lips and John Giffard. — Page 205. 

"Joseph Armitage of lynne and Jeane 
his wife" mortgaged to James Oliuer of 
Boston, "biskett baker", a horse &c., 
agreeing to pay money from the Iron 

works. May 28, 1652. Witnesses: John 
Tincker and Isack Woodde. — Page 208. 

James Everill of Boston, shoemaker, 
mortgaged to Symon Bradstreete of Ando- 
ver, gentleman, dwelling-house and land 
in Boston in possession of Nathaniell 
Souter and Willm Blancher, and bound- 
ed by Edmond Jackson, and Joshua 
Scotto, June 5, 1652. Witnesses: Willm 
Hibbins and Willm Phillips. — Page 220. 

Lionell Copley of in Yorkshire, 

esq., Nich: Bond and Thomas Pury of the 
city of Westminster, esqs., John Becx and 
Willm Beauchamp of London, merchants, 
esqs., Thomas ffoley of London, gent, 
Willm Greenhill of Stepney, Midd coun- 
ty, minister, Thomas Weld of Gateshead, 
Durham county, minister, John Pococke 
and William Becke, merchant taylors, and 
Willm Hiccock, brewer, citizens of Lon- 
don, undertakers and copartners amongst 
others in the "Iron workes in Newe 
England" by virtue of their rules of May 
30, 1645, appoint "our Loueing f rends 
Willm Tinge of Boston in Newe England 
Merchant Robert Bridges of Lyne in 
Newe England M'^chant Henry Webb 
& Joshua ffoote of Boston aforesaid 
M'^chants" to be their attorneys to re- 
ceive "of John Gyfford the present agent 
in the said workes and Willm Awbrey 
Richard Leader & William Osborne and 
all other psons in anywise imployed in the 
said Workes" the said business, and to 
oversee it, etc., April 16, 1652. Witnes- 
ses : "Christopher Townesend Not pub 
John Burt James Needles his ser." — Page 

Receipt of Willm Paine of Ipswich, 
merchant, for money received of "John 
Wall Ma'^ of the Shipp Castle ffrigott," and 
also a bill drawn on "AUex*" : Bence sen- 
io'^ Esq'^ payable to M"^ Thomas Lay- 
cocke M'^chant in London," Aug. 30, 
1652. Witness: Richard Story. — Page 


"wilke the Carpenter of Salem" is 
mentioned in the accounts of James Reed 
and Thomas Carrick, owners of the ship 
Blessing of London, July 12, 1652. — Page 




Edward Burt of Charlestowne, Hugh 
Burt of Lynne and George Bunker of 
Charlestown gave bond to William Parke 
of Roxburie, Oct. 18, 1651, to pay mon- 
ey at the house of "M'^ Browning in 

Bell Ally in London or at the house of 
M"^ Willm Peake in Cannon streete." 
Witnesses : Samuell Stow and John John- 
son. — Page 238. 

Edmond Leach, attorney of John ffish 
of wrexall, Warwickshire (power dated 
Feb. 28, 1647) receipts for money re- 
ceived of Thomas Dexter, jr., of Lynne, 
being for bonds dated Nov. 7, 1640, and 
Dec. 26, 1640. Dated 24 : 7 : 1649. 
Witnesses : Isacke Waker and Lt. James 
Oliver. — Page 241. 

Edward Gillman, sr., of Ipswich, yeo- 
man, and his wife Mary (her W mark), 
conveyed to Daniell Cushin of Hingham, 
yeoman, our dwelling-house and land in 
Hingham, lately bought of Nicholas 
Jacob, being in Bachelors Rowe, and 
bounded by land of Thomas Barnes, Ma- 
thewe Cushine, lately bought of Bozome 
Allen, by land of John ffoulesham, Jere- 
mie Bellimie ; also, land bought of John 
Beale, sr., of Hingham, and bounded by 
land of Henry Gibbs and Mathew Cush- 
ine, sr. ; and meadow bought of Thom- 
as Minor, and bounded by land of Thom- 
as Loarein; and land given by Thomas 
Linckhorne, weaver, and bounded by land 
of Joseph Pecke, "in free & Comon soc- 
cage and not in Cappitie nor be knights 
seruice," Oct. i, 1652. Witnesses: "Na- 
thaniell Sowther Script Edward Bellym, 
Angell Holland Edward Gillman Junior." 
—Page 243. 

Protest : Edward Prescot, merchant, 
and freighter of the Ship Blessing of Lon- 
don, July 12, 1652, to John Endecot, 
governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 
now resident in Salem, with agreement 
between said Prescot and "william Browne 
George Corwin & Walter Price marchants 
of Salem to lade and dispatch the said 
Ship out of New-England by the first day 
of this Instant July which Goods for Load- 
ing the said Ship having bin ready but 
the said ship being neither rigd nor 

Graved," etc., protests against ThomaS 
Carrick master of said ship "for loss of 
Time here and at the Barbados for hin- 
derance," etc., and the same being read 
in the presence of the governor's two 
sons, John Endecot and Zorobabell Ende- 
cott, July 12, 1652, at Salem. — Page 251. 

John Lowe (signed by mark) of Bos- 
ton, wheelwright, mortgaged to John 
Ward of Ipswich, chirirgion, wharf, 
bounded by land of Sampson Shore and 
Leonard Buttels, Oct. 9, 1652. Witnesses : 
Thomas Hakins and Abraham Hakins. 
— Page 252. 

William Hudson of Boston, innkeeper, 
mortgaged to Symon Bradstreete of Ando- 
ver, gent, dwelling house, warehouse and 
land in Boston, bought of Maj.-gen. Ed- 
ward Gibbons, March 16, 1651. Wit- 
nesses : Willjam Hibbins and Samuel Sy- 
monds. — Page 262. 

Mortgage of John Tuttell of Boston, 
merchant, to William Stanley and Peter 
Legay & Co. of the town and county of 
Southton, merchants, March i, 1650, 
house and land in Ipswich in occupation 
of said Tuttle, John Gage and John Pittis, 
to secure an adventure. Witnesses : 
Willm Wislad, Willm Roberts, ffra: Swan- 
ton and Rich : Stanley, notary public. — 
Page 265. Discharged by John Gore, 
attorney of mortgagees, Dec. 30, 165 1. 
Witnesses : Edward Ting and Willm As- 
pinwall, notary public. — Page 270. 

John Tuttell of Ipswich, merchant, is 
discharged Feb. 2, 1652, by Daniell ffar- 
vax and Isaac Legay of London, mer- 
chants, of a bond dated March 13, 1650. 
Joanna is the wife of said Tuttell, Mr. 
Robert Hooper and Mr. Martin Bently, 
merchants at the Barbadoes, agents, and 
Chrispin Hooper, attorney, to said ffar- 
vax and Legay. Witnesses: Edward 
Rawson, Robert Scott and Willm Aw- 
brey. — Page 271. 

Mr. John Coggan of Boston, merchant, 
and his wife Martha, conveyed to Samuell 
Bennitt of Linne, carpenter, land bought 
of Mr. John Cockshall, then of Boston, 
merchant, and which was granted to said 
John Cogshall about 1637, having now a 



dwelling house thereon, bounded by Capt. 
Robert Kayne, 25 : i : 1653. Witnesses : 
Robt. Keayne, Edmund Jackson, Tho : 
Stocker and Nath: Sowther, not. pub. — 
Page 294. 

Martyn Stebens (his m mark) of Bos- 
ton, brewer, mortgaged to Wm. Barthol- 
mew of Ipswich "the Copper now being 
in his brew house," 15 : 10 : 1653. Wit- 
nesses : Nathaniell Piper and Matthew 
Clarke (his M mark). — Page 330. 


The will of Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of 
Rowley was proved in the Ipswich court 
March 26, 1661. The following is a copy 
of the original testament on file in the 
probate office at Salem. 

I Ezekiell Rogers Borne at wether sfi eld 
in Esex in old England now of Rowley in 
Effex in new England being at this time 
of Good memory and Competent health 
through Gods mercy, yett not knowing 
when the lord may be pleafed to put an 
end to this Pillgramage doe Ordaine and 
make This my last will and Teftament 

And first I will and defire that Ever- 
lasting praifes be Giuen to the one holy 
God in Jefus Chrift as for all his mercies 
to me which are innumerable soe for thefe 
three Spetiall Blefings : fiirst for my Nu- 
ture and Education vnder such a father 
m'^ Richard Rogers, in Catachifme and 
knowledge of the holy scriptures the want 
whereof I fee to be the maine Caufe of 
the Errors of the times. 

Secondly that whereas till I was aboue 
twenty yeares of Age I made but ill vfe of 
my knowlidge but hued in a formall profef- 
fion of Relligion, the lord pleafed by occa- 
tion of a Sore ficknes which was like to 
be death to make me to see the worth and 
Neede of Chrift and to take such houlde 
of him as that I Coulde never let him Goe 
to this houre whereby I am now encour- 
aged to bequeath and committe my Soulle 
into his hands who hath Redeemed it, and 
my Body to the Earth f ince he will Giue me 
with thefe very eyes to fee my Redeemer 

Thirdly to my Calling even to be a 
minester of the Gospell the most Glorious 

Calling in the worlde which the lord 
brought into, not without difficulty for my 
calling in the time of the hotteft Perf ecu- 
tion of that Bloody Hirachy and being in- 
lightned Concerning the euill and snare 
of subscription and Cerrimonies I was 
advised to giue ouer the thought of the 
ministry and to betake myfelfe to the study 
and practife of phifick But the lord 
mercyfully prevented it ; for though it be 
a Good and Neffecary Calling ; I haue ob- 
ferved that the most through there owne 
coruption haue made it to themfelues the 
very Temptation to couetousnes or lust 
or both, I therfor Chofe Rather to lye 
hide ab^w/ a dozen yeares in an honerable 
famelly exercifing my f elfe in minestiriall 
dutyes for about a dozen yeares after my 
leaning the vnerverfity. Then the lord 
Gaue me a Call to a Publique Charge 
att Rowley in yorkefhire whereby the 
Gentleneffe of — by mathewe I was fau- 
oured both for subscription and Cerimon- 
ies and in joyed my liberty in the mineftry 
about feaventeene years in Comforthable 
fort Till for Refufing to Reade that 
accurfed Booke that allowed sports on 
Gods holy Sabbath or lords day I was 
suspended and by it and other sad fignes 
of the times Driuen with manyof myhear- 
ars into New England wher I haue lined 

in my Pastorall Office about years 

with much Rest and comforth Belieueing 
the way — he Churches here to be accord- 
ing to the prefent light that God hath 
Giuen the purest in the whoUe world 
Now Age and Infir/«//!?es Calling vpon 
me to looke daly for my Change I prof ef e 
myselfe to haue lined and to dye an vn- 
feigned Hater of all the Baf^ opinions of 
the Anabaptists and Antinomians, and 
all other phrentiche dotages of the times 
that springe from them which God will ere 
longe cause to be as doung on the earth 
I doe alfo protest against all the evel 
ffafhions and /re^r/if es of this Agee Both 
in Aparr/7^ and that Generall Disguise- 
ment of longe Ruffianlike haire A Cuf- 
tome most Com^«lly taken vp at that time 
when — Graue and modest weareing of 
heaire was a part of the Reproch of Christ 
as appeared by the tearme of Round 



heads and was carryed on with a high 
hand not with standing the knowne Of- 
fence of foe Yna.ny Godly persons, and 
without publique expreffion of there Rea- 
fons for any fuch libertie taken As for 
my Eha/e I will and dispofe as followeth 
ffirft I doe Bequeath and Giue to my wel- 
beloued wife mary Rogers, my dwelling 
houfe Barne and all the outhoufes alfo 
my Orchard, Gardens, and the yeards 
belonging, and pasturage adioyning to the 
— eed on both fides of the Brook alfo the 
hempyearde alfo the vpper houfe lott on 
the other fide of the Highway wi^/i all the 
land and horfe pasture adjoyneing to the 
same land I Giue hir alfo sixe Acres of 
Aurable land By the Houfe of ezekiell 
Northen and my part of the warehoufe 
pafture alfo I Giue hir hay Grounde fait 
and frefh foe much as my Overfeers shall 
Judge fufficient to affourd one yeare with 
another thirty loads of hay and where shee 
will chufe it and all this only for hir 
Natureall life alfo I Giue to my saide wife 
all my Goods, Houfehould stufe, Cattell, 
Come, and all my stocke whatfoeuer, I 
Giue to my loueing Nephew m*^ 6'^muell 
Stone of conecticot thirty pounds, I Giue 
to my Coufen his son John ten pounds, to 
my deere Brother and ffellow officer m*^ 
phillips fine pounds and aquinas his lam — 
in folio, to my Sumtimes servant Elizebeth 
Tenney ells parratt — en pounds to my 
loueing Neece m'"^^ mary matofins of mall- 
don in efex in ouldengland I Giue ten 
pounds to my louing Neece m*"^^ Elize- 
beth C — ton wife of the preacher of Rot- 
erdam in hollande I Giue ten pounds to 
the wife of my Caufin Rogers of Billrecay 
I Giue fine pounds I Giue to my ||two|| 
prefent maid servants each of them an 
ewe lambe all and euery of thefe seuerall 
legacyes I will to be paide within one yeare 
after my death, except Th — into England 
and Holland which Shalbe redy to be paide 
as soune as they shall apoint and I im- 
poure any from themfellues or any mar- 
chant or marchants here that may r^ceaue 
it in there behalfe and for There vfe and 
Giue full acquittance as impoured from 
them that foe my execcutrix or ouerseers 
may be fully discharged therof I Giue 

all my latine dookes to harverd Coledge 
in Cambridge and sume Englifh Bookes 
as apear^fs in the Catalogue. 

Item the Rest of my eftate in lands 
that ar not Giuen vnto my wife dureing 
hir Natureall life that is the land at plant- 
ing hill the land called Satchwell ground 
and all the rest be it meadow fresh or 
salt or other vpland what euer and one 
third part of Gats or Commonage I Giue 
to the Church and towne of Rowley vpon 
Condiffion that they pay or caufe to be 
paid, or leagally tender, vnto ezeakiell 
Rogers the son of m"^ Nathaniel Rogers 
late paftor of the Church at Ipfwich, 
Deceafed, the full Some of eightscore 
poundes in Country pay the one halfe, 
that is ifo fay foure score pounds within 
one yeare after my Death, the other foure 
score pounds to be paid the next yeare 
after that is within two years after my 
death; and I intreat and appoint m'^ John 
whiple of Ipswich the RuUing Elder to be 
Gardion for ezekiell Rogers to Receaue 
or Caufe to be Receaued this abouefaid 
eight score pounds, and to Giue vnto the 
Church or towne of Rowley a full dis- 
charge and acquittance vpon the Re- 
ceaueing thereof, and in Cafe the Church 
or towne of Rowley pay not the abouefaid 
eight score pounds my will is that thes 
abouefaid lands that are not Giuen vnto 
ray wife, fhalbe affigned and fet ouer by 
my ouerseers vnto Ezeakiell for the aboue- 
faid payment, prouided alfo that it fhall 
not be in the liberty of the church or 
towne of Rowley to Giue fell or allien 
these landes or any part therof or ap- 
propriate them or any part of them to 
any other end or vfe then for this, the 
Better inableing them to carry on the 
minestry fore euer: alfo all my houfes 
barne and orchard and all my landes pas- 
tures and commonages and meadows 
which I haue Giuen vnto my wife mary 
Rogers Dureing her Naturall life after hir 
Deceafe, I Doe Bequeath and Giue vnto 
the Church and towne of Rowley to in- 
able them the Better to maintaine two 
teaching elders in the church, for euer, 
and vpon that condifion I Doe Giue 
them, the time which I allow them for 



the setleing of an elder fhalbe foure yeares: 
and soe from time to time as God makes 
any changes either By Death or Remoue- 
all any other way, and in cafe that the 
church or towne of Rowley faille of the 
condifion of providing themfellues of 
two teaching elders according to the time 
perfixed that is within foure years after 
they haue this to inable them the beter 
and soe from time to time within the 
faid time of foure years after God by 
his prouidence haue maide any Chainge, 
my will is that the abouefaid houfeing 
and landes fhalbe to the vfe of Harvard 
Colledge at Cambridge in New England I 
Giue alfo to the church my Silluer Bowles 
which they vfe for the Communion to be 
soe vfed still after my wiues Deceafe and 
I make and appoint my said welbeloued 
wife the SoUe executrix of this my will and 
Testament and I appoint maxemillion 
Jewett and Samuell Brocklebanke to be 
ouerseers of this my will and Teftament, 
made and signed the 17 of Aprill 1660 

wittnesed by vs 
Samuell Brocklebanke 
maxemillion Jewett Ezekiel Rogers. 

John Brocklebanke. 



This old burial-place is situated south 
of Lane's cove, in the rear of the houses 
on the street, and near the ocean. The 
following are all of the inscriptions to be 
found there bearing dates prior to 1800. 

Here Hes Buried 
the Body of m"^ 
Joseph Gott 
who Died April 
the 30*^ 1755 
In the 30*^ Year 
of his Age. 


Nathaniel Gott 
DIED May y® 10**" 



Samuel Gott Jun^ 
aged 25 years 
dec° march 26*^ 


DIED MARCH Y« 3i«t 1737, 

DEC^MAYY«9'^ 1729 
IN Y« 27 YEAR 

here lyes y*' body of 
m'^ Dorcas Lane 


John Lane 

DIED FEB^ 9*^ 1754 



DEC^ MAY Y® 14*^ 
1729 IN Y« iS''^ YEAR 

Here lyes buried 

THE Body of 

Deacon James Lane 

died April 20*^ 

I 7 5 I 

AGED 69. 



DECD APRIL Ye 14 1732 
IN Ye 7th YEAR 


John Lane of 
gloucester aged 86 

YEARS DEC"^ JaN^^ Y® 24*^ 

I 7 3 7f 



THE 23 





59^^^ YEAR 


Here lies interred 

y® Body of 
M"^ Judith Lane 

wife of 

Dea** James Lane 

who died Aug. 23^ lyyo 

in y® Z() Year of her Age. 

In Memory of 

m"^ Jonathan Norwood, 

who departed this life 

Feb'^y \(i^^ 1799, 

in the 59 Year 

of his Age. 

In memory of 

M"^ Judith Norwood, 

Wife of Cap* William Norwood; 

who died July 19 — 1775; 

Mi^ 65. 

In memory of 

M""^ Sufanna Norwood, 

Wife of Mr James Norwood, 

who died Nov'^ 16 — 1773 ; 

iEt» 29. 


memory of 

Capt. William Norwood 

who died Feb^ i" 1781; 

Mi^ 72. 


1737/8 IN Y« se*** 






F E B "^ y 

I 2'»» 


3 7 
[ E R 






I N 
O F 

In Memory of 


wife of 

Cap^ Daniel Young, 

who died Deer , ig, 1800: 


who died at Sea May 21, 1 790 ; 

Mt 38. 

Life is uncertain death is fur e 

Sin gives the wound but Christ the cure. 

Dau'^ to 

M" Ann * 

Died February 
1758 Iny« 20*^ Year 
of her Age. 


Richard Birmingham (also, Berming- 
ham) of Salem, 1763-1773; wife Sarah, 
1 763-1 7 73; coaster, 1765, 1769, mari- 
ner, 1763,1768,1769 . — Registry of deeds. 

Widow Sarah Bremingham of Salem 
was appointed administratrix of the estate 




of Richard Bremingham (or, Birming- 
ham) of Salem, mariner, April 5, 1773. 

Administration was granted on the 
estate of Sarah Bermingham of Salem 
Sept. 5, 1775. 

— Probate records. 

Judith Bisco published to Benjamin 
Pigeon June 19, 1742. — Newbury town 


Hon. Edmund Trowbridge was born in 
Newton in 1709, graduated at Harvard 
college in 1728, and became one of the 
most eminent lawyers in the province, 
probably the most profound common 
lawyer of New England. Indeed, Chan- 
cellor Kent called him "The oracle of 
the common law of New England." He 
had the best library in New England. 
He was attorney-general of Massachu- 
setts, 1 749-1 767 ; a member of the coun- 
cil in 1764 ; and a justice of the supreme 
court of the province in 1767. 

Judge Trowbridge married, March 15, 
1732, Miss Martha Remington, daughter 
of Judge Remington, and she died in July, 

When trouble between the province 
and the mother country came on, Judge 
Trowbridge's sympathies were with the 
crown under which he had held office so 
many years, though he rarely gave any 
one the impression that he was a tory. 
He endeavored to remain neutral; and 
when the clash of arms came at Lexington 
and Concord, and Washington's army was 
encamped near his house in Cambridge, 
he left his home, and went to the retired 
parish of Byfield, that he might not be 
compelled to forego his neutrality. Doc- 
tor, afterward General, Joseph Warren, 
furnished the suggestion of this removal 
from the scenes of ardent patriotism and 
strife. He boarded in the family of Rev. 
Moses Parsons, pastor of the Byfield 

With Judge Trowbridge came his col- 
ored man, named Sam, and a lady, a dis- 
tant relative, Miss Elizabeth Bisco of 

Cambridge. The judge had been a wid- 
ower upwards of two years, and just what 
his intentions relative to Miss Bisco were 
is not known beyond what is suggested 
by the following papers on file in the 
probate office at Salem. The first is a 
nuncupative will, and the second an affi- 
davit stating certain facts relative to Miss 
Bisco's sickness and death. 

The reason that was given for their 
coming to Byfield was to avoid the small- 
pox ; and only four days after their arrival 
Miss Bisco was taken sick with that 
dreaded disease. May 6th, she was re- 
moved to the pest house in Rowley, 
where she died on the 21st. She called 
Judge Trowbridge " Mr. Goffe," a name 
by which he was called a portion of his 
life by his friends, having had an uncle 

The will is as follows : — 

"Rowley may y® 18 1775 
"M"^^ Elisabeth Bisco gave to Sarah 
Stevens Daughter of the Rev'* Benjamin 
Stevens my Laid handkfs. Cap, Ruffles 
& Leather mounted fan She also gave 
to Rev** Mofes Parfons' Daughter my 
light Padusoy gown & light Coloured 
Lute String Gown & another Gown there 
is with Linnen there I Like wife owe 
Peggy Fefsenden two Dollers for Work 
Which I Defire M'^ Goff to pay & the rest 
of my eftate I give m' Goff and make 
him my Executor. Taken from her own 
mouth in prefence of us the Subscribers. 

"John Bailey 
William Hale Jun*^ 
Mary Rufsel 

" Likewife the above m'^^ Bifco gave to 
mr^ Mary Rufsel her light Coloured Pet- 
ticoat and a Riding hood to Dinah a 
negro Girl in prefence of us the Sub- 
cribers John Bailey 

Mary Rufsel " 

The affidavit of John Bailey is as fol- 
lows : — 

" I John Bailey of Rowley in the Coun- 
ty of Efsex Chairmaker of lawful age tef- 
tify & declare That M" EHzabeth Bifco 



being vifited with the fmall pox at By- 
field and removed from thence to Row- 
ley on the fixth day of May laft M" Mary 
Rufsel & I nurfed her untill fhe died 
there on the twenty firft day of the fame 
month. That during her licknefs Ed- 
mund Trowbridge Efq came every day 
within call of the houfe to know how M'"" 
Bifco did & what fhe wanted : that on the 
eighteenth day of May last I told M"^^ Bif- 
co that Judge Trowbridge was come to 
know how fhe did & if fhe wanted any 
thing ; Upon which fhe faid tell M'^ Goff e 
I am afraid I fhall never fee him again. 
I went out and told the faid Trowbridge 
what M'*^ Bifcoe faid & how fhe was. He 
bid me tell her he hoped fhe would fee 
him again & that fhe would do very well 
but bid me afk her how fhe would have 
her things difpofed of if fhe fhould do 
otherwife than well. I did fo & there- 
upon fhe the faid Elizabeth Bifco faid they 
are all M^ Goffe's & he may difpofe of 
them as he pleafes. I went out & told 
the faid Trowbridge what M^^ Bifco had 
faid. He replied I had rather fhe would 
fay how fhe would have what fhe leaves 
difposed of if fhe fhould not recover & I 
will endeavour it fhall be done according- 
ly, & defired me to tell her fo which I 
did after he was gone; and thereupon 
the faid M" Bifco declared before Mary 
Rufsel William Hale jun"^ & myfelf that 
fhe gave to Sarah Stevens the daughter of 
the Rev*^ Benjamin Stevens her laced 
handkerchief cap ruffles & leather mount- 
ed fan & that fhe gave to the Rev^ Mofes 
Parfons' daughters her light padufoy 
gown & light coloured luftring gown & 
another gown there is there with fome 
linnen there and that fhe owed Peggy Fef- 
senden two dollars for work which fhe 
defired M'^ Goffe to pay & that fhe gave 
the reft of her eftate to M'^ Goffe and 
made him her Executor. This was pref- 
ently reduced to writing by the faid Hale 
who read it over to the faid M'^^ Bifco & 
afked her if it was right & agreeable to 
her mind & will. She anfwered it was 
right & well & thereupon we fubfcribed 
our names thereto as witnefses thereof in 

her prefence; and afterwards the faid M" 
Bifco declared before M" Rufsel & me 
only that fhe give her light coloured pet- 
ticoat to M'"^ Rufsel & her riding hood'^to 
Dinah a negro girl, saying it will do for 
her & she wants one. And I further 
declare that during M" Bifcoe's ficknefs 
wheneuer fhe fpake of or concerning the 
faid Trowbridge fhe ufed to call him M' 
Goffe & that fhe appeared to me to be of 
found mind when fhe made the feveral 
declarations aforefaid & to underftand 
well what fhe faid & did 

" John Bailey'^ 

This affidavit was sworn to in court 
June 13, 1775. 

William Hale, jr., of Rowley, aged 
twenty, and Mrs. Mary Russel (wife of 
Henry Russel of Ipswich, yeoman) de- 
posed to the same facts at^the same time. 
The will was presented to the court by 
Judge Trowbridge and allowed July 25, 
1775. He was' appointed executor, and 
gave bond on that day, with Theophilus 
Parsons of Falmouth, Cumberland county, 
Me., gentleman, as surety. The witnesses 
to the bond were Peter Frye and Susanna 

Miss Bisco's next of kin of whole blood 
were John Bisco of Spencer and Josiah 
Bisco of Watertown, who appeared in 
court, but did not object to the will. 
Other next of kin were Jabez Tatman of 
Worcester, who married Sarah Gookin, 
and his two children by her, John and 
Lydia; and Samuel Parker of Berwick, 
Me., Noah Parker, Benjamin Parker, jr., 
Mary Parker, Sarah Parker, Elizabeth 
Haley and Hannah Webber, all of Kit- 
tery. Me., children of Benjamin Parker, 
esq., of Kittery. 

Judge Trowbridge subsequently re- 
turned to Cambridge, and died April 2, 
1793, at the age of eighty-four. He had 
no issue. 


Giles Birdley, planter, lived in Ipswich, 
1658-1668 ; wife Rebecca (wife Elizabeth 
named in his will); he died in 1668, his 



will, dated July t8, 1668, being proved 
Sept. 29, 1668 ; his wife survived him, and 
married, secondly, Abraham Fitt Jan. 7, 
1668-9 ) she was the latter's wife in 1679; 
children of Giles and Rebecca Birdley, 
born in Ipswich : i. Andrew ^^ born Sept. 
5, 1657 ; lived in Ipswich, in his minor- 
ity with ** old goodman Brown ;" married 
Mary Connant March 14, 1681 ; daughter 
Rebecka, born in Ipswich March 29, 
1683. 2. James ^^ born Feb. 10, 1659. 3* 
Johriy^ born July 13, 166 [2?]. — Records. 


— Blunt^ had two sons : 

2 — I. William*, b. about 1642. See below {2). 

3 — II. Samuel*, b. about 1647; was a boat- 
man or lighterman ; lived in Charles- 
town; m. Anna Fosdick June 9, 
1680; she d. Aug. 8, 1715, aged six- 
ty-two; he was living in 1704; had six 

William Blunt^ lived in Andover, 
1668-1709. He married, first, Elizabeth 
Ballard at Chelmsford Nov. 11, 1668; 
and she died July n, 1689. He married, 

second, Sarah , who died Sept. n, 

1 701. He died April 3, 1709, aged sixty- 

Children, born in Andover : — 
4—1. William^ b. Oct. 6, 1671. See below 

5— II. Samuel^ b. Jan. 29, 1673; d. July 18, 

18, 1684, in Andover. 
6— III. Mary^, b. Sept. 28, 1679; m. Henry 

Grey May 3, 1699; and was living 

in 1704. 

7— IV. HAMBURROUGH^ b. Sept. 22, i68i. See 
below (7). 

8 — V. Bathshebah^, b. Nov. 13, 1684; m. 
John Lovejoy May 12, 1703. 

9— VI. Anne*, b. April 25, 1687 ; d. Oct. 25 ( ?), 

10— VII. Samuel^, b. April 24, 1689; husband- 
man; lived m Andover, 1714; m. 
Elizabeth Dane of Concord April 10, 
1 712; and she was his wife in 1714. 
They settled in Plainfield, Conn. 

William Blunts, born in Andover Oct. 
6, 167 1. He was a husbandman, and 
lived in Andover, his father having de- 

vised his homestead to him. He married 

Sarah before 1699; and died July 

7, 1738, aged sixty-six. She died, his 

widow, Dec. 6, 1760, aged eighty-four. 
Children, born in Andover : — 

II — I. David^, b. Nov. 18, 1699. See below 

12 — II. Sarah'', b. May — , 1702; m., first, 
Thomas Oakes of Medford Nov. 26, 

1 730 ; and, second, Leavitt after 


13 — III. John'*, b. in 1706; H. C, 1727; clergy- 
man ; pastor of church at New Castle, 
N. H. ; ordained there Dec. 20, 1732; 
m. Sarah Frost; he d. Aug. 7, 1748, 
aged forty-one; and his widow m., 
secondly, Judge Hill of South Berwick, 

14— IV. Jonathan*, b. (after July) 1708; cap- 
tain; lived in Chester, N. H.; had a 
sawmill there; wife Mary ; and was 
living out of the Massachusetts Bay 
Province in 1762. 

15 — V. Isaac*, b. Nov. 5, 1712. See below (75). 

16— VI. Elizabeth", b. Sept. 26, 1714; m. 
Jonathan Ames of Boxford April 20, 
1738; they lived in Boxford in 1769; 
and removed to Londonderry, N. H., 
in 1770. 

17 — VII. Ebenezer*, b. March 8, 171 7; living 
in 1762; his father devised to him 
land at Sheepscoat, Me., and at Ches- 
ter and Freetown; m. Lydia Francis 
in 1739. 

18 — VIII. EphraimS b. Feb. 5, 1 720-1; m. Zer- 
viah Abbott Sept. 17, 1745; his fath- 
er devised to him land in Chester, N. 
H. ; and he lived out of the province 
in 1762. He was of Suncook, N. H., 
when he was married. 

Hamburrough Blunt3, born in Ando- 
ver Sept. 22,1681. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Andover. He married Me- 
hitabell Johnson Jan. 11, 1705 ; and they 
were living in Andover in 17 15. They 
removed to Norwich, Conn. 

Children, born in Andover: — 

19— I. AnnS b. in 1707; m. Downing. 

20—11. Hannah*, b. (after July 24) 1710; m. 

David Blunt4, born in Andover Nov. 
18, 1699. He was a husbandman, and 
lived in Andover, his father having de- 
vised to him the paternal homestead. He 
married, first, Lydia Foster Feb. 14, 



1728; and she died May 5, 1731. He 
married, second, Mary Pearse of Ports- 
mouth, N. H. (published April 7, 1739) > 
and died April 21, 1752, aged fifty-two. 
His estate was valued at ^908, iSs., 3^. 
His wife Mary survived him, and died, 
his widow, in 1773. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
21 — I. David*, b. March 9, 1728-9; d. April 

11, 1729. 

22 — II. Lydia% b. April 6, 1751; m. Thomas 
Abbott, jr., of Andover, yeoman, Feb. 

12, 1756; he d. March 29, 1775; and 
she d. Nov. 10, 1798. 

23 — III. David*, b. Jan. 11, 1 740-1 ; eldest son in 
1764; yeoman; lived in Andover ; m., 
first, Ruth Tay of Wilmington Dec. 
12, 1769; she d. Dec. 8, 1802, aged 
aged fifty-four; she m., second, Mary 
Delap (pub. Aug. — , 1804). 

24 — IV. William*, b. Oct. 6, 1743; cooper; 
lived in Andover in 1773. 

IssAC Blunt4, born in Andover Nov. 5, 
1 7 12. He was a hatter and felt maker 
and yeomon, and lived in Andover. He 
married, first, Mary (Abbott), widow of 
Joseph Chandler of Andover, husband- 
man, April 8, 1746; and she died April 
20, 1760, aged thirty-five. He married, 
second, Mary (Kimball), widow of Ed- 
ward Herrick, Nov. 27, 1760. He died 
Jan. 6, 1798, aged eighty-six; and his 
wife Mary survived him, dying, his widow, 
March 27, 1801, in her ninety-second 
year. Mr. Blunt's estate was appraised 
at 15,858.63. 

Children, born in Andover : — 
25—1. Mary*, b. Feb. 14, 1746-7 ; pub. to 
Jeremiah Leavitt March 2, 1771; liv- 
ing in 1790. 
26 — II. Hannah*, b. Sept. 25, 1748; pub. 
to Ezra Carter of Wilmington July 
— , 1773; living in 1790. 
27 — III. Sarah*, b. Dec. 12, 1750; pub. to Da- 
vid Webster of Haverhill July — , 

1774; m. Abbot before 1801. 

28 — IV. Elizabeth*, b. July 27, 1752; unmar- 
ried in 1790. 
29 — V. John*, b. Jan. 31, 1756; soldier in Rev- 
olution; m. Sarah Eames of Wilming- 
ton Oct. 26, 1780; his father devised 
to him land in Amherst, N. H. ; lived 
in Milford and Nashua, N. H. 
30— VI. Isaacs b. Sept. 12, 1757; d. Sept. 13, 

31— VII. Abigail*, b. Oct. 6, 1762; m. Asa Allen 
of Harrington, R. I., Nov. i, 1781 ; 
and lived in Andover. 

32— vm. Anna*, b. May 9, 1763; m. Henry 
Holt Jan 27, 1803. 

33— IX. Tabitha*, b. Feb. 7, 1765; m. Isaac 
Holt, jr., Dec. 6, 1789 ; and was liv- 
ing in 1801. 

34— X. Isaac*, b. Sept. 26, 1776. See below 

35— XI. Mehitable*, b. Jan. 4, 1769; m. Hen- 
ry Holt June 22, 1790; and d. Sept. 
I, 1802. 

Capt. Isaac BluntS, born in Andover 
Sept. 26, 1766. He was a feltmaker and 
hatter, and lived in Andover. He mar- 
ried Lois Phelps Dec. 13, 1791; and 
died Oct. 17, 1833, aged sixty-seven. 
She survived him, and died, his widow, 
Feb. 10, 1849, aged eighty-two. 
Children, born in Andover : — 
36—1. PoLLY«, b. Dec. 25, 1792; m. William 

Durand in 181 8. 
37—11. IsAAC^ b. Nov. 25, 1795; m. Dolly 

Burnham in 1822; and d. in 1859. 
38— III. Samuel Phelps^ b. May 19, 1796; 

" major;" lived in Andover; m. Per- 

sis Bodwell in 1820. 
39— IV. Hannahs b. Nov. 11, 1798; m. John 

C. Allen in 1822. 
40— V. Annas, b. ini8oi ; m. Sylvester Stanley 

of Wilmington in 1828. 
41— VI. Eliza^ b. in 1803; >»• Henry Jaquith 

in 1828; and d. in 1857. 
42— vii. Joshua'', b. in 1806; probably d. young. 
43— VIII. John K.^ b. in 1808; lived in North 

Andover; m. Abigail Boardman in 



Children of Andrew and Lydia Bird- 
ley: John, baptized March 25, 1722 ; 
James, baptized Oct. 3, 1724; died Oct- 
23, 1724 ; Lydia, baptized Jan. 30, 1725. 

Widow Mary Birdley published to 
Serg. Caleb Kimball April 4, 1722. 

Elizabeth Birdley published to Daniel 
Caldwell Jan. 17, 1723. 

— Ipswich town records, 

Judith Birdsale married Henry Cooke 
June, 1639. 

Mary Biscow married Samuel Silsby 
July 4, 1676. 

— Salem town records. 



In Salem court, 27 : 4 : 167 1, Mary 
Bisco, aged about nineteen years, came 
and chose Ralph King to be her guardian, 
for a legacy given her by Mr. Robert Guy. 
— Court records. 


Jonathan Blyth^ was a shipwright 
(called a tallow-chandler in 1747), and 
lived in Salem, 1 704-1 747. He married 
Sarah Gustin July 20, 1704; and both 
were deceased in 1760. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
2 — I. Mary'', b. July 20, 170-. 
3 — II. Sarah*, b. Oct. 24, 1705; m. Matthew 

Phillips of Salem Sept. 24, 1730. 
4 — III. Elizabeth*, b. Sept. 22, 17 — ; bapt. 
Sept. 18, 1707; m. John Jones 
(Janes?) of Salem, mariner. Sept, 29, 
1727; and they were living in Salem 
in 1760. 
5 — IV. Jonathan^, b. May 20, 1709. 
6 — V. Benjamin*, b. Feb. 26, 1711. See below 

7— VI. Susanna*, bapt. Aug. 23, 1713. 
8 — VII. Hannah*, bapt. Jan. i, 1 715-6. 
9 — VIII. Samuel*, bapt. Aug. 27, 1721. See 
below ^9), 


Benjamin Blyth*, born in Salem Feb. 
26, 171 1. He lived in Salem, and mar- 
ried Mary Legary of Lynn Jan. 4, 1733-4. 
He died before Nov. i, 1744, when his 
widow, Mary Blyth, married Solomon 
Newhall of Lynn. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
10 — I. Mary^, bapt. Jan. 4, 1735-6; of Lynn, 

spinster, unmarried, 1760. 
II — n. Sarah^, bapt. Feb. 13, 1736-7; m. 

John Webber of Marblehead Dec. 2, 

1 756; and was of Lynn, his widow, in 

12 — III. Elizabeth^, m. John Warden of Salem, 

joiner, before 1758. 


Samuel Blyth^, baptized in Salem 
Aug. 27, 1721. He was a sailmaker, and 
lived in Salem. He married Abigail 
Massey of Salem Oct. 13, 1743 ; and died 
before March 25, 1774, when administra- 
tion was granted on his estate, which was 
appraised at ;^ 35 2. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
13 — I. Samuel^, bapt. May 13, 1744. See 
below (/j). 

14 — II. Benjamin^, bapt. May 18, 1746. See 
below ^14). 

15 — in. Verrin^, bapt. June 19, 1748. See be- 
low (75). 

16 — IV. William^, bapt. Nov. 11, 1750; lived 
in Salem, painter, 1777. 

17 — V. Jonathan^, bapt. April 15, 1753; prob- 
ably d. young. 

18 — ^vi. John Jones^, bapt. Sept. 28, 1755; 
probably d. young. 

19 — ^vii. Charles^, bapt. Aug. 27, 1 758 ; prob- 
ably d. young. 


Samuel Blyth3, baptized in Salem May 
13, 1744. He was a painter, and lived 
in Salem. He married, first, Lucy Cleve- 
land of Salem Oct. 11, 1767; and she 
was his wife in 1783. He married, sec- 
ond, Sally Rolland of Salem Nov. 13, 
1787; and died in 1794 or 1795; his 
will, dated March 31, 1795, being proved 
April 15, 1795. His wife Sally survived 

Children, born in Salem : — 
20 — I. Samuel^, bapt. July 6, 1769; probably 

d. before 1794. 
21 — n. Stephen^, bapt. Jan. 27, 1770; livingin 

22 — III. Lucy*, bapt. Nov. 7, 1790; living in 

23— IV. S ALLY"*, bapt. Jan. 20, 1793; living in 



Benjamin Blyth3, baptized in Salem 
May 18, 1746. He married Mehitable 
Cook of Salem Sept. 16, 1769. 

Children, baptized in Salem : — 
24 — I. Benjamin*, bapt. Feb. 10, 1771. 
25 — II. Frank*, bapt. Jan. 3, 1773. 
26 — III. Samuel*, bapt. July 2, 1780. 

Verrin Blyth3, baptized in Salem 
June 19, 1748. He was a sailmaker, and 
lived in Salem. He married Elizabeth 
King of Salem April 6, 1770. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
27 — I. William*, b. Sept. 21, 1770. See below 

28 — II. Abigail Mercy*, bapt. Aug. 30, 1772. 
29 — III. Samuel*, bapt. Dec. 4, 1774. 


William Blyth4, born in Salem Sept. 
21, 1770. He was a painter, and lived 
in Beverly after his marriage. He mar- 



ried Judith Wood of Beverly ; and died 
there Jan. 22, 1806. She survived him, 
and died in Beverly Feb. 22, 1842. 

Children, born in Beverly : — 
30 — I. Elizabeth^, b. Nov. 21, 1794; d. Jan. 

28, 1806. 
31 — II. Sophia*, b. April 17, 1797; tn. Thomas 

L. Pickett. 
32 — III. ElizaS b. Dec. 10, 1801; m. John P. 

33 — IV. Judith", b. Dec. 5, 1804; m. Thomas 

B. Smith. 


The will of Joseph Jewett of Rowley 
was proved in the Ipswich court March 
26, 1 661, the following copy is transcribed 
from the original on file in the probate 
office in Salem. 

I Jofeph Jewett of Rowley, being weake 
of body but per/^r/ in underftandinge and 
memory doe make this my laft will and 
teft — in manner and forme as followeth, 
In primis after my debts be payed, I 
defire the reft of my goods may bee 
equally diuided am^«^my feaven children, 
as well thofe two that I haue by my laft 
wife as the fiue that I had before AUwayes 
prouided that my eldeft fonne Jeremiah 
Jewett muft haue a dubbell portion, of all 
Eftate I haue both in New England, and 

Olde, whether Perfonall or Reall, fur 

prouided that one hundred pounds I haue 
allredy payed to my fonne PhilHp Nellfon, 
that fhall be counted as part of what I 
doe now giue him. Item I doe giue 
unto my fonne Jeremiah Jewett the izxm 
I bought of Jofeph Muzzy I meane all 
fuch Lands bought of )\ini or any other, 
that are on the Norweft fide of the River 
call<?^ Egipt River, with all the meadow 
I bought of Nathaniell Stow, and Robert 
Lord Senior, prouided he accept of it at 
fiue hundred pou«^^ and wheras in the 
fourth Line it is faide I defire the reft of 
my goods to be equally diuided amongft 
my feauen children, I med!«<? Lands as 
well as goods, and if any of thefe my 
aboue faide feauen children, fhould depart 
this life, before the age of twenty one 
years, or day of Marriage, then there 

portions, fhall bee equally diuided Amongst 
the reft, allwayes prouided my Eldeft fon 
Jerremiah fhall haue a dobbell portion, 
and as for my two yongeft Children, and 
there portion, I leaue to the dispofinge of 
my brother Maximillian Jewett, and who 
he fhall apoint when he departeth this life, 
and I make Exequetors of this my laft 
will and Teftament, my Brother Maximil- 
lian Jewett, and my fonne Phillip Nellfon, 
my fonne John C<2;r/ton, and my fonne 
Jeremiah Jeze/^//allwayes free and willinge, 
that they fhall be fatisfied out of — eftate, 
for all fuch pains andi labour, that they 
fhall be at concerninge the aboue premif- 

Dated the 15 : of feburary in the yeare 
figned and fealed in the 
prefence of us 

Ezekiel Northend Joseph Jewett [seal] 

Mark Prime 

At the figninge and fealinge hereof I 
doe giue my Exequitars full power to 
make deeds, and to confirme any Land 

haue fold to any. 

Ezekiel ^oxihend Mark Prime 


John Bishop, jr., married Rachel Rich 
Oct. 5, 1794, and they had son John, born 
Dec. IS, 1794. 

John Bishop married Judith Rand Oct. 
15, 1792 ; and they had son John, born 
Sept. 20, 1793, and daughter Judith, born 

Julys, i793(?). 

John Bishop, sojourner, married Sarah 
Gray Dec. 10, 1767. 

Benjamin Bishop, sojourner, married 
Hannah Lufkin March 5, 1768 ; and they 
had children, John, born July 24, 1769, 
and James Lufkin, born July 10, 1774- 

Samuel Bishop published to widow 
Elizabeth Potter of Ipswich Dec. 12, 1769. 

Samuel Bishop pubHshed to Mary Porter 
of Beverly July 28, 1770. 

Abigail Bishop married William Diggs 
Aug. 28, 1770. 

Martha Bishop married Michael Flani- 
kin alias Flamingham Dec. 9, 1766. 



Martha Bishop married Ebenezer Trask 
April 21, 1768. 

Hannah Bishop pubhshed to David 
IngersoU June 16, 1798. 

John Bishop married Mrs. Elizabeth 
Brier June 13, 1783. 

— Gloucester town records. 

SALEM IN J700. NO. 20. 


The map on page 117 represents that 
part of Salem known as Salem Neck and 
Winter Island. It is based on actual sur- 
veys and title deeds, and is drawn on a 
scale of eight hundred feet to an inch. It 
shows the location of all houses that were 
standing there in 1700. 

Winter harbor was so called as early as 
1636. The following consecutive refer- 
ences show that it has filled up to some 
extent. It is first called the sea or Winter 
harbor, and the cove or Winter harbor, 
and later ye creek called Winter harbor. 
These dates are between 1675 ^ind 17 13. 

Cat cove was so called as early as 
1638. It was called the river over against 
Winter Island in 1659; the cove, 1742; 
and Cat cove opening to the harbor in 
the South river, 1792. 

Collins cove was so called in 1723; 
and also, in the same year. Planters Marsh 

The causeway connecting Winter Island 
and the Neck was built about 1645. At 
a town meeting, 7 : 2 mo : 1645, " Capt. 
Trask, Peter Palfry & Jeffry Massy are 
appointed by the towne to sett out the 
way neere Mr. Holgraues howse into 
winter Island.'' This was called the 
causeway in 1677; ye way and bridge 
which leadeth down to Winter Island, 
1 7 13; the way which leads to ye fort, 
1 7 14; and the way, 1738. 

The Neck is first mentioned 1 2 mo : 
1634, in the town records, as follows : " Its 
agreed that the townes neck of land shalbe 
preserved to feed the Catle on the Lords 
dayes and therefore pticular men shall 
n[ot] feed theire goates there at other 
tymes, but bring them to the h — that 

grasse may grow against the Lords dayes." 
At a meeting of the proprietors of the 
common lands in Salem, held Nov. 22, 
1 7 14, it was " Voated That the Neck of 
Land to the Eastward Part of the Block- 
houses be Grant[ed] and Reserued for 
the vfe of the Town of Salem for a Pasture 
for Milch Cow[es] and Rideing Horfes, 
to be fenced att the Towns Charge and 
Lett out yearl[yl to the Inhabitants of 
the Town by the Selectmen, and no one 
Person to [be] admitted to putt Into 
Said Pasture in A Sumer more than one 
Milch Cow or one Rideing Horfe and the 
whole number not to exceed Tw[o] 
Acres and a half to a Cow and fouer 
Acres to A Horfs the Rent to be paid in- 
to the Town Treasurer for the Time being 
for the vfe of thee Town of Salem."=»*' The' 
neck was called the Neck in 1636; the 
town Neck, 1669; Salem Neck, 1675; 
and town pasture, 1738. It has been 
known as the Neck generally to the pres- 
ent time. 

Butt point was so called as early as 
1637. The first ferry from Marblehead 
had this point for a terminus.* 

Between Butt point and the extreme 
western end of the map near the narrowest 
part of the Neck Richard HoUingworth 
built ships. His son succeeded him as a 
ship-builder here. They occupied the 
place for that purpose more than fifty 
years, prior to 16 90. J 

At a town meeting, 7:7: 1637, " It is 
granted to M'^ Stephens to haue 18 poole 
of ground by y® waters side in length & 
12 poole in bredth in y** narrow of y® neck 
for the building of Ships pvided, y' it 
shalbe imployed for y* ende. " At a town 
meeting, April 13, 1661, "M^ Rich Hol- 
lingworth mouing to haue the Land bought 
by his father of M'' Stevens vpon the neck 
of land to be Confirmed to him refered 
to the felect men."t At a meeting of 
the selectmen, April 22, 1661, *' Rich 
HoUingworth his fathers grannt of land to 

* Commoners' Records, page 27. 
t Town Records, book 2, page 16. 
% Salem Quarterly Court Files, volume 49, 
leaves 73-75. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 20. 


be layd out to him accordinge to the 

Several grants of land were made by 
the town in this neighborhood, but prob- 
ably few of them were laid out, and 
apparently those that were laid out re- 
ceived no fee in the land. 20 : 4 : 1637, 
" Its ordered that Richard Johnson is re- 
ceiued an Inhabitant and is appoynted half 
an acre of land for an house lott nere vnto 
Richard Hollingworths works." 7 : 7 : 
1637 '* W^ Huson Tho Chadwell & Rog- 
er shall haue each of them half an 

acre of grounde at But poynte neere 
where Hollinwood builds." 15 : 2 : 1639, 
•' Charles Glover is admitted to be an 

Inhabitant w*^in this towne, desires 

the place between Hollingwo*^ & M"^ 
Steephens at Cat-cove, as also for plant- 
ing grownd." 

Other grants were made, many of 
which were probably never laid out. i : 
II mo: 1637, "Richard Moore is Rec. 
Inhabitant and is granted halfe an acre 
one the fDarb] neck." 4: 12 mo: 
1638, " Henry Bayly desires a httle nooke 
of land next M'^ Conants howse at Catt 
Coue." 8 : 6 mo : 1639, at a private town 
meeting, *' Graunted to Thomas Pickton a 
tenne-acre Lott & a house lot of half an 
acre vpon the neck neere Catt Cove. 
Graunted to Beniamyn Parmiter one acre 
of land vpon the north side of the neck 
next to Henry Bayly. Samuell Edson is 
intertayned to be an inhabitant within 
this towne, and halfe an acre of ground is 
graunted him neere Catt Coue, & 5 acres 
more for planting ground. Henry Sills- 
by mr Sharpes man is receaued an Inhab- 
itant within this Jurisdiction & ther is 
graunted to him halfe an acre of land neere 
the Cat Coue for a howse plott." 16 : 
7 : 1639, the town voted that *' There is 
graunted Mathew Nixon a house lott at 
Cat Coue & a plott for a garden of about 
a quarter of an acre." 18:9:1639, "Mr 
Ruck desires a howse lott in Cat Coue & 
there is graunted to him one acre in that 
place to be layd out by the towne." At 

a meeting of the seven men, 12 mo: 3: 
1647, " Ed : Wilson mad a request for a 
% of acre of land in the neck near his 
house : left to Capt. Hawthron & to mr 
Corwine to view it." 

In 1639, Micha Ivers owned a lot of 
land in the cove near Mr. Holgrave's, by 
Dixie's, and, also, half an acre of land 
upon the neck toward Winter harbor that 
he had bought of George Dill.* 

Winter Island is first mentioned 18:2: 
1636, in the town records, as follows: 
" Granted vnto m'^ John Holgrave fisher- 
man three quarters of an acre of land vp- 
on Winter Island for flakes &c." 18:9: 
1639, the records of the town read as fol- 
lows : " It is pmitted that such as haue 
fishing lotts about Winter Harbo'^ & the 
Hand shall haue libertie to fence in their 
lotts to keepe of the swine & goates from 
their fish, soe that they leaue it open after 
harvest is in." 11: 10 mo: 1639, the 
town voted "that the fence w^^ was in- 
tended to be sett vp [was] by John Hol- 
grave at Winter Island & the neck are 
forbidden & eu'^ie one to fence their owne 
ground." The next month, the town 
voted " That the Hand Caled Winter I- 
land may be fenced Inn for the saftie of 
the ffishing trade & so to Continue vntill 
the prim, of the third month Called may 
vnless such as haue Goats doe fence in 
the flaks for the saftie of [the] ffish." At 
a town meeting held 3 : 12 mo : 1644, "It 
is ordered that Mr Hathorne Henry Bar- 
tholomew & Mr Moses Maueriek,Captaine 
Trask & Goodman Lord : or any ffowre of 
them: [shall] be intreated to view the 
Ground & marsh at winter Hand & to 
returne to the next generall towne meet- 
ing the true estate of things how they 
stand concerning the seuerall lotts there." 
17 : 3 : 1655, the town voted and "Its: 
Ordered y* : the Hand where the [fort] is : 
is appropriated for the vse and .... of 
the mayntainmge the fort." There were 
early at least two or three warehouses up- 
on the island. Capt. Walter Price of Sa- 
lem owned a warehouse on Winter Island 

*Town Records, book 2, page 17. 

*Court records. 



at the time of his death in 1674. It was 
then valued at forty-five pounds. In his 
will he gave half of it to his son Capt. 
John Price. It was standing June 23, 
1697, when the executor of the will of 
Mrs. Elizabeth Price of Salem, deceased, 
conveyed one-eighth of one-half of it to 
John Ruck and his wife Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of the deceased Elizabeth Price, and 
after their deaths to their sons Samuel and 
James Ruck.* Thomas Ives of Salem, for 
twenty pounds, conveyed to Stephen Sew- 
allof Salem and Nathaniel Dumer of South- 
ton, England, "all y* my warehouse or fish 
house, with the leantou adjoining as it is 
standing & being att Winter Island in Sa- 
lem," Nov. 23, i686.t Stephen Sewall, 
esq., of Salem, merchant, for four pounds 
and ten shillings, conveyed to Capt. John 
Browne of Salem, merchant, his eighth part 
of the wharf and wharf land at Winter Is- 
land in Salem "at ye place Sometimes 
knowne by y® Name offish Street," Jan. 20, 
1 7 1 2 .J The administrator of the estate of 
Lt. Thomas Gardner of Salem, deceased, 
conveyed to Capt. John Turner of Salem, 
merchant, a certain warehouse or fish- 
house in Salem "at a place comonly 
Known by y® name of Winter Island nigh y® 
wharfe there," Dec. 23, i698.§ Thomas 
Maule of Salem, merchant, for forty- three 
pounds, conveyed to James Browne of 
Salem ^* a. certaine fish houfe or Ware 
houfe at winter Island So called within y® 
Towneship of Salem aforesaid Standing on 
ye North Side of Said Island neare vnto 
fish Street & is Joyning vnto a ware houfe 
now in the pofsefsion of Benjamin Gerrish 
of Salem," Jan. 31, 1698-9. || At a meeting 
of the proprietors of the common lands 
in Salem, held Nov. 22, 17 14, it was 
" Voated That Winter Isleand be wholly 
Reserued and Granted for the Vse of the 
Fishery and shuch Shoreman as Dry ffish 
there who Live in the Town shal pay an 
accknowledgment or Rent of fine shillings 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 12, leaf 26. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf in. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 25, leaf 97. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 127. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 79. 

p annum for a Room to dry ffish for a 
ffishing vefsell and such as liue in other 
Towns that come and dry ffish there shall 
pay an acknowledgment or Rent off 
Twenty Shillings p annum for a ffish 
Roome for each vefsell ; To be Lett by 
the selectmen of the Town of Salem yearly 
and the Rents to be paid in to the Town 
Treasurer for the Vse of the Town ; The 
Hirers to fence in the same att their own 
Charge."* Winter Island has been so 
called, generally, since 1636. It was 
called The Winter Island in 1637, and 
Winter Neck in 1644. 

Several grants were made by the town 
of lands lying upon Winter Island, but the 
location is not known, and probably the 
grants only included the use of the land. 
3 : I mo : 1637, *'Widow Moore desireth 
a howseloote [vpon] neere vnto the Win- 
ter Hand among the ffishermens lotts.' ' 

In the inventory of the estate of Tim- 
othy Lyndall of Salem, in 1699, one item 
is the following : "An old tattered house 
at Winter Island ;£" i, 6s" 

Mr. Thomas Maule of Salem, for thirty- 
three pounds, to Benjamin Gerrish of 
Salem, part of " a certain warehouse with 
the land it stands upon, carrying that 
breadth down to the water side westward, 
* * in y® bounds of Salem, upon Winter 
Island, * * butting on Catt cove," Jan. 
6, 1 690-1 ;t and Mr. Gerrish, for a simi- 
lar consideration, reconveyed the same 
land and buildings to Mr. Maule April 14, 


John Hardy of Salem died possessed of 
one-half of a house on Winter Island, "in 
which we lay fish," in 1652. 

WilHam Roach and Hannah Roach 
Lot. This lot is now the site of the alms- 
house ; and it belonged to Thomas Pig- 
den before 12: n mo: 1661, when John 
Gidney of Salem, vintner, for love, con- 
veyed it to his son-in-law, Nicholas Potter, 
sr., of Salem, bricklayer, and wife Mary, 
daughter of the grantor. § Mr. Potter 

*Commoners' Records, page 27. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 182. 
J Essex Registry of Deeds, book 9, leaf iii. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 35. 

The Sbk 

Qf Bocks 


SgtU: iihcTt i9 8e«fi 

PART OF SALEM IN 1700. NO. 20. 



died i8: 8 : 1677, having devised this lot 
to his six children, Samuel, Benjamin, Sa- 
rah, Mary, Hannah and Bethiah. By an 
agreement between the children, dated 
Aug. 14, 1697, this lot was assigned to 
Hannah, who was wife of William Roach.* 
Mr. Roach died possessed of the lot in 
1705, and it was then appraised at fifteen 
pounds. His widow married, secondly, 
Daniel Darling of Salem, cordwainer, April 
15, 1717 ; and Mr. and Mrs. Darling con- 
veyed the lot to her son William Roach 
of Cape Cod, tanner, July 16, 1718.! 
Mr. Roach, then a whale-fisherman, con- 
veyed the lot to Benjamin Ives of Salem, 
glazier, Sept. 25, 1723 ;t and in 1739, 
Mr. Ives released it to the town of Salem 
for land granted to him elsewhere. 

John Higginson Lot. That part of this 
lot lying north of the dashes was granted 
to Rev. John Higginson 13 : 2 : 1661. 
The lot was described as " fixe Acres of 
land in the great neck neare to Morde- 
chai Creuets new Dwelling." § Mr. Hig- 
ginson, for twenty- five pounds conveyed 
the lot to Capt. Thomas Savage of Bos- 
ton, merchant, Nov. 25, 1671.II 

That part of the lot south of the dashes 
was granted very early to Thomas Moore, 
John Herbert, John Pride, and others. 
The lot of Thomas Moore, "sonne to 
widow Moore," granted to him by the 
town 11:5 mo: 1636, occupied the ex- 
treme eastern point of this part of the lot. 
Mr. Moore removed to Southold, Long 
Island, and for ten shillings, conveyed to 
Mordica Craford the half-acre, " joining to 
y® land of m^ Jo: Herbert on y® poynt of 
land by Winter harbour," 30 : 4 : 1656.^ 
Mr. Herbert also removed to Southold, 
and, for ten shillings, conveyed to Mr. 
Craford his half-acre 30: 4: 1656. H The 
half-acre of John Pride was granted to 
him by the town 20 : i : 1636. It is de- 

*Probate records. 

tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 33, leaf 217. 
See, also, book 40, leaf 237. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 43, leaf 16. 
§Town Records, book 2, page 16. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 125. 
ITEssex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 31. 

scribed as being "on Winter harbor by 
their house." Mr. Pride mortgaged to 
William Waltham of Waymouth, for four 
pounds, eight shillings and six pence, his 
house wherein he dwelleth with one and a 
half acres of ground enclosed " nere Mr. 
Holgraves stage in winter harbour," 23 : 
10 : 1640.* Mr. Pride had probably 
bought two half-acre lots, thus making 
the one and a half acres that he thus 
conveyed in mortgage. Mr. Craford had 
probably come into possession of many 
of the half-acre lots that were granted by 
the town to various persons. Two of 
them were probably purchased by Mr. 
Pride, and the rest by Mr. Craford. These 
half- acre lots were granted by the town 
as follows : To Mr. John Holgrave for a 
house lot without Winter island, 18 : 2 : 
1636; to Mr. John Jackson, Anthony 
Dike, Mr. Rayment, Pasca Foote, Jn° 
Sibley, Robert Leech, George Williams 
and Humphrey Woodbury, all at Winter 
harbor, for fishing trade and to build up- 
on, 16 : II : 1636 ; to Sergeant Wolfe 14 : 
6: 1637; to Richard Graves 25: 10 ; 
1637, ^^ promising to follow fishing; to 
Robert Gooch "nere Winter harbor by 
his father Holgrave, i: 11 mo: 1637; to 
Francis Dent, 24: 12: 1637; Henry 

Harwood, 26:9: 1638 ;t to Prior, 

"upon or neere Winter Harbor," 27 : 10 : 
1638 ; to John Browne, for a fishing lot 
near Winter Harbor, 21: 11: 1638; to 
Hugh Browne, Daniel Jeggles, Joseph 
Younge, Christopher Younge and Thomas 
Fryar near about Winter harbor to 
further their fishing, 4: 12 : 1638; to 
Henry Swan, 11 : 12 mo: 1638; to Jos- 
eph Kitcherill (or Chicherill), 15: 3: 
1639; and to Edmund Tompson, Henry 
Hay ward and William (or, Richard) 
Moore, for fishing lots 18 : 9 : 1639. 
The lot granted to John Jackson of 
Salem, mariner, was conveyed by him, 
for nine pounds and ten shillings, to JefTry 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf i. 

tThis lot had been granted to Michael Lambert, 
"if he inhabite here," 21: 12: 1637; but he 
probably failed to come at that time, and the lot 
was granted to Mr. Harwood. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 20. 


Massy of Salem, planter, 30 : 9 : 165 1 ;* 
and Mr. Massy probably conveyed it to 
Mr. Craford. Thomas Chubb, sr., aged 
about seventy-five, and Jno. Glover, aged 
about fifty-one, deposed in Salem court 
Nov. 25, 1684, " y' that tract of land now 
in possession of Jno. Higginson Jun'r, up- 
on Salem necke, whereon Jno. Pride de- 
ceased formerly lived, was quietly & 
peaceably possessed & enjoyed by y® sd 
Jno. Pride & successors, from y® yeare 
one thousand, six hundred fifty & two, to 
y® yeare one thousand, six hundred, sixty 
& two, according to y* law of possession 
as it is now fenced in excepting y® six 
acres of land w'ch was given by y® towne 
of Salem, to Mr. Jno. Higgenson, sen'r.f 
John Pride and Mordecay Craford and 
the latter 's wife Judith, all of Salem, 
mortgaged all this portion of the lot to 
Capt. Thomas Savage of Boston, with one 
dwelling house, barn and all outhouses 
thereunto belonging with eighteen acres 
on which the house standeth " on a neck 
of land in Salem near unto Bass river," 
the deed being acknowledged Dec. 27, 
1 66 1. J The mortgage was evidently fore- 
closed by Captain Savage, who, in con- 
sideration of marriage between his daugh- 
ter Sarah and John Higginson of Salem, 
merchant, conveyed to them the entire 
lot Aug. 26, i675.§ No buildings are 
mentioned in the deed, but the house 
may have been standing as late as 1702, 
for a cottage right is given by the com- 
moners to " John Higginson, esq., for his 
houfe on the Neck where [near?] Jn° 
Abbots." Mr. Higginson owned the lot 
until after 1700. 

Giihert Tapley House, That part of 
this lot northwesterly of the dashes was 
probably a part of the lot mortgaged by 
John Pride and Mordecay Craford and 
the latter's wife Judith to Capt. Thomas 
Savage of Boston Dec. 27, i66i.| Major 
Savage, for eight pounds, conveyed this 
lot being half an acre, " lying in Salem up- 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 19. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 12. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 33. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 134. 

on ye neck of land neere Winter harbour 
enclosed with a stonewall the most part 
of it," to Gilbert Tapley of Salem, fisher- 
man, Nov. 7, 1677.* The executors of 
the will of Capt. Walter Price, deceased, 
released this lot to Major Savage Dec. 
20, i677.t 

That part of the lot lying southeasterly 
of the dashes and the house thereon were 
the property of Mordecai Craford before 
Oct. 15, 1677, when Henry Bartholmew 
of Salem conveyed to Gilbert Tapley of 
Salem, fisherman, " a dwelling house with 
all ye ground adjoining to ye sd house 
which formerly was the house & ground of 
Mordecai Craford, in Salem, near ye 
causeway going over to Winter Island." J 

Mr. Tapley became a shoreman, and 
died possessed of the house and lot in 
1 7 14. He had apparently erected an- 
other house upon the lot, as the inventory 
of his estate mentions " a dwelling house 
& small dwelling bouse a little barn and 
about an acre of land," valued at one 
hundred pounds. Mr. Tapley's adminis- 
trator, for one hundred pounds, conveyed 
the lot and the house that then stood up- 
on it to Capt. John Abbott of Salem, 
shoreman, Feb. 14, 17 14-5. § One of 
the houses was destroyed or removed, ap- 
parently, in 1714. Captain Abbott con- 
veyed the house and lot, then called 
three-fourths of an acre, for eighty pounds, 
to Benjamin Ives of Salem, merchant, 
Aug. 16, 1738.11 Mr. Ives became a 
tanner, and died in the summer of 1752, 
possessed of the land, but the house was 

John Higginson and Sarah Higginson 
House. This lot was conveyed by the 
executors of Capt. Walter Price (who died 
June 5, 1674) to Maj. Thomas Savage of 
Boston, merchant, Dec. 20, 1677.! The 
lot then had a stonewall around it on the 
land side. Major Savage built a house 
upon the lot, and died possessed of the 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 168. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 189. 
iEssex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 17. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 29, leaf 254. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 74, leaf 176. 



estate in 1682. In his will he gave to 
his daughter Sarah, wife of John Higgin- 
son of Salem, merchant, two hundred 
pounds in money or all of his real estate 
in Salem, at her election. She chose the 
real estate, and his executors conveyed 
the same to Mr. and Mrs. Higginson, in- 
cluding this lot and the house thereon, 
Aug. 18, 1683.* John Massey of Salem, 
husbandman, evidently had some interest 
in the lot, bemg perhaps the original 
owner, and he released it to the executors 
of Capt. John Price, deceased, March 7, 
1683-4.1 Mrs. Higginson died June 24, 
17 13, and Mr. Higginson March 23, 1720. 
The surviving executor of the will of Mr. 
Higginson, for three hundred pounds, 
conveyed the lot and buildings thereon 
to George Daland of Salem, cordwainer, 
Dec. I, 1727,1 and on the same day Mr. 
Daland conveyed the same estate, for a 
similar consideration, to John Higginson of 
Salem, shopkeeper, son and surviving ex- 
ecutor of the deceased John Higginson. § 
Mr. Higginson conveyed the lot to Benja- 
min Ives of Salem, tanner, the house be- 
ing gone, April 8, 1730.II Writing in 
September, 1791, Dr. William Bentley 
mentioned the site of this house as fol- 
lows : " On Winter Island, near the cause- 
way is a mound of earth round which I 
traced stones set in the earth, and on 
each side hollows, that to the eastward 
being evidently a cellar, and the other ar- 
tificial tho' 'tis smaller, and both joining 
in a line the mound, which is now nearly 
two feet above the stones. ... I find 
by digging that it was a very large house, 
and that the heap, which lay so high above 
the ancient method of putting in founda- 
tions, is a heap of earth and stones, with 
the old bricks and rubbish of which a 
large stack of chimneys was made."^ 

T/ie Fori. This fortification was es- 
tablished in or before 1643. I"^ 1644, 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 94. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 10. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 57, leaf 49. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 52, leaf 183. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 55, leaf 92. 
ITJoumal of Dr. William Bentley (in manuscript), 
volume XIX, pages 211 and 213. 

Capt. Thomas Breadcake was permitted 
by the general court to take two small 
guns from "Winter Island by Salem*' 
for his cruise against Turkish pi- 
rates. In 1652, the general court gave 
one hundred pounds towards the fort. 
At a town meeting held 17: 3: 1655, 
" Its : Ordered that the fort vpon winter 
[Hand] shall be finished with all speed : 
Mr: Corwin[e:] Leif t : Lawthrope : 
Edmo : Battar : ar apoynted [to] order 
the work aboute the forte together with 
those form'ly apoynted. Its: Ordered 
yt : the Hand where the [fort] is : is ap- 
propriated for the vse and [ ] of the 
mayntaininge the fort. Its Ordered yt 
those men apoynted for the ordering of 
the fort : haue power to warne men to 
work abou[te] the forte to the finishinge 
of it, accordinge to the ppor[tion] of 
each mans Rate : and vpon the neglecte 
of any [ ] the penality of 3^ : p day ac- 
cordinge to a [forjmer order to be des- 
trayned vpon them." In 1666, every 
male in the town above the age of sixteen 
years was required to take his turn in 
working upon the fort; and the town 
spent three hundred and twenty pounds. 
The next year it was ordered "that the 
great guns be carried to the fort with 
speed.'' In 1673, it was repaired, the 
" great artillery got ready for use, and all 
else done as this juncture requires," as 
there was apprehension of hostile move- 
ments by the Dutch. In 1690, it was 
again repaired and eleven great guns and 
ammunition were brought to the town. 
In 1699, it was known as Fort William, 
in honor of the king. 

In 1706, There was a serious dispute 
between the house and the governor and 
council because the latter had paid the 
men in the fort without consulting the 
house. In 1794, after the Revolution, 
the fort was ceded to the United States, 
and Oct. 30, 1799, the royal name it had 
borne for a hundred years was changed 
to that of Fort Pickering, in honor of 
Timothy Pickering. The fort had just 
been rebuilt under the superintendence 
of Jonathan Waldo of Salem, an apothe- 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 20. 


cary ; and it was thought to be in some 
respects a model fortification, especially 
on account of semi- circular stone car- 
riage-ways on which the guns were worked. 
On that day, which was the 64th birth- 
day of Pres. John Adams, "At 12 o'clock 
the company marched to an eminence 
near the fort, where the superintendent 
of the works, agreeable to the direction 
of the secretary of war, made proclama- 
tion under a federal discharge of a rtillery 
that the fortress of the United States 
formerly called Fort William was from 
that day forward to bear the name of 
Fort Pickering. The company then re- 
paired to Captain Felt's where they dined 
. a number of toasts appro- 
priate for the occasion were given ; and 
they concluded the day with the decent 
regularity of citizen soldiers." 

The fort was garrisoned soon after it 
was built, and also in the time of the 
Dutch troubles, during the war with the 
French and Indians and in the war of 
181 2. There was a brick garrison house 
and barracks within its stone walls, its 
garrison consisting of a single sergeant, 
the last being Sergeant Cahoon. This 
was just before the war of the Rebellion. 

The last reconstruction of this ancient 
fortification was during the war of the 
Rebellion in 1863, when a conflict with 
England seemed likely to grow out of the 
Mason- Slidell affair. The old fort was 
then demoHshed and new and more ex- 
tensive works were constructed, with 
bombproofs, magazines, a ditch, platforms 
for heavy guns and a line of earthworks 
in the rear extending across the island. 

Ezekiel Waters Lot, This point of 
land belonged to Robert Follett in 1659, 
when he had a house upon it. He also 
owned it in 1669. It was owned by Eze- 
kiel Waters in 1700. How long the 
house stood after 1659 is not known. 

Ezekiel Waters House. This lot was 
a part of that conveyed by John Ormes of 
Salem, carpenter, to Robert Follett of Sa- 
lem, with the house thereon, May 24, 
1659.* Mr. Follett conveyed the lot, 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book i , leaf 67. 

the house being gone, to Richard Waters 
of Salem, gunsmith, April 9, 1669.* Mr. 
Waters erected a new house upon the lot 
in 1 6 7 1 ; and before it was finished con- 
veyed the eastern half of it and that part 
of the lot to his son Ezekiel Waters, for 
his services to the father and mother to 
that time, Oct. 24, 1671.! Richard Wa- 
ters died possessed of the western half of 
the house and that part of the lot in 1677. 
It was then appraised at seventy pounds. 
In his will he devised his estate to his wife 
Rejoice for her life with power to sell 
and convey it. In her "old age," she 
conveyed the part of the house that was 
devised to her by her husband and that 
part of the lot, being the western portions of 
the house and lot, to her son, Ezekiel Wa- 
ters, Oct. 20, 1 68 7. 1 There were also 
upon the lot and conveyed with the same 
a brewhouse and well. Thus Ezekiel 
Waters became the owner of the entire 
homestead. Widows Elizabeth McMarr 
and Martha Coats, both of Salem, con- 
veyed one third of the land and buildmgs 
to Nathaniel Andrew of Salem, merchant, 
March 19, i742.§ Sarah Felter and Jo- 
anna Felter, both of Boston, spinsters, 
granddaughters of Ezekiel Waters, con- 
veyed their interest to Mr. Andrew March 
21, 1742.11 Widow Rejoice Bullock of 
Boston and Priscilla Waters of Boston, sin- 
gle woman, conveyed their interest to Mr. 
Andrew on the same day.f The house 
was gone before the death of Mr. Andrew, 
which occurred Feb. 4, 1762. 

This little settlement was called Water- 
town (or Waters' town) early in the eight- 
eenth century. 

Abigail Punchard House. This was a 
part of the lot that was conveyed by John 
Ormes of Salem, carpenter, to Robert 
Follett of Salem May 24, 1659.** ^r. 
Follett conveyed the lot to Richard Wa 
ters of Salem, gunsmith, April 9, 1669. 


§ Essex 

II Essex 




of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 
of Deeds, 

book 3, leaf 53. 
book 3, leaf 134. 
book 8, leaf 29. 
book 88, leaf 169. 
book 88, leaf 191. 
book 88, leaf 192. 
book I, leaf 67. 



Mr. Waters conveyed this part of his 
homestead to his daughter Abigail, wife of 
WiUiam Punchard, who had just erected a 
house thereon, 4 : 7 : 1671.* The house 
was standing in 1702, when it was in his 
possession, and was gone in 1742, while 
the title to the lot was in their children. 

Hannah Striker Lot. This was a part 
of the lot that was conveyed by John 
Ormes of Salem, carpenter, to Robert 
Follett of Salem May 24, 1659.! Mr. 
Follett conveyed the lot to Richard Wa- 
ters of Salem, gunsmith, April 9, 1669. J 
Mr. Waters conveyed this lot to his daugh- 
ter Hannah, wife of Joseph Striker, Oct. 
26, 1675. § The lot apparently belonged 
to Mr. Striker in 1700. 

Mary Stephens House. This was a part 
of the lot that was conveyed by John 
Ormes of Salem, carpenter, to Robert 
Follett of Salem May 24, 1659.! Mr. 
Follett conveyed the lot to Richard Wa- 
ters of Salem, gunsmith, April 9, 1669.$ 
Mr. Waters conveyed it to his daughter 
Mary, wife of Clement English of Salem 
July 2, 1 6 71. II Mr. English had erected 
a house upon the lot before the date of 
the deed. He died Dec. 23, 1682; and 
the lot of twelve square rods and the 
dwelling house and a little cowhouse 
thereon were appraised at twenty-five 
pounds. His widow, Mary, married, sec- 
ondly, John Stephens of Salem, fisher- 
man, before Sept. 28, 1685. The house 
was standing in 1702, when she owned it, 
and it was gone before 1742. 

Estate of George Burch Lot. This lot 
belonged to George Burch in 1659, when 
a house stood thereon. Mr. Burch died 
I : 8 : 1672. The house was then stand- 
ing, and, with the lot, was appraised at 
twenty- two pounds. The house was gone 
before 1702 ; the lot being owned by the 
heirs of Mr. Burch, his widow, having 
married again, and being then Mrs. Cole, 
and children, Mary, wife of John Collins, 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 134. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 67. 
Ij: Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 53. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 127. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 148. 

fisherman, and Abigail Burch, single 
woman, all of Salem. 

Robert Follett House. This lot was a 
part of the land conveyed by John Ormes 
of Salem, carpenter, to Robert Follett of 
Salem, shoreman or husbandman. May 24, 
1659.* Mr. Follett immediately built a 
small house thereon, and, for ten pounds, 
conveyed the house and lot to his grand- 
son, William Herbert of Salem, mariner, 
April 29, 1703.1 Mr. Herbert died pos- 
sessed of the house and lot before 1732, 
when two at least of his children were 
William and Benjamin. The house was 
gone before Jan. 20, 1761, when Capt. 
Benjamin Herbert died possessed of the 
lot, the house being gone. 

Philip English House. That part of 
this lot lying north of the northern dashes 
belonged to Humphrey Woodbury in 
1669. It subsequently belonged to Rob- 
ert Codnam ; and later was the property 
of Edward Wilson of Salem, ship-carpen- 
ter. The latter removed to Fairfield, 
Conn., before Jan. 24, 1679, when he 
conveyed this part of the lot, for nine 
pounds, to Benjamin Browne of Salem, 
merchant. J Mr. Browne conveyed it to 
Philip EngHsh of Salem, mariner, Feb. 9, 
i679-8o.§ There was a house upon this 
lot before 1661, but it was not subse- 
quently mentioned. 

The remainder of the lot belonged to 
Richard HoUingsworth of Salem, mariner, 
in 1672. 

The lot marked "A" was conveyed by 
Capt. John Corwine to Philip Cromwell 
of Salem; and Mr. Cromwell died pos- 
sessed of the lot March 30, 1693. His 
executor conveyed it to Philip English of 
Salem, merchant, Nov. 10, 1697. || 

The lot marked "B" was set of! to 
Philip English on execution against Mr. 
HoUingsworth 15: 3: 1675.^ This was 
then part of an orchard. 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 67. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 17, leaf 67. 
X Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 59. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 62. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 64. 
TF Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 125. 



The lot marked *' C " was set ofif on ex- 
ecution to Henry Bartholmew of Salem; 
and he conveyed it to Philip English 1 7 : 
8 : 1677.* This was part of the orchard. 

The lot marked " D/' having a house 
upon it in 1673, was conveyed by Mr. 
Hollingsworth to Philip Cromwell of 
Salem soon after that date. Mr. Crom- 
well died possessed of the lot March 30, 
1693. His executor conveyed it to Philip 
English, the house being gone, Nov. 10, 

The lot marked " E " was conveyed by 
Mr. Hollingsworth to Philip Cromwell of 
Salem Jan. 27, 1672-3. J It was a half 
■acre of pasture. Mr. Cromwell died pos- 
sessed of the lot March 30, 1693; and 
his executor conveyed it to Philip Eng- 
lish Nov. 10, i697.t 

The lot marked " F " was the small lot 
of twelve square rods conveyed by Mr. 
Hollingsworth, for five pounds, to Peter 
Welcome of Boston Aug. 19, i672.§ Mr. 
Welcome had " lately " built a dwelling 
house upon the lot. He conveyed the 
house and lot to Philip Cromwell of Sa- 
lem April 17, 1673.11 ^r- Cromwell died 
possessed of the house and lot March 30, 
1693; 2ind his executors conveyed the 
same to Philip English Nov. 10, 1697.! 
The house was gone in 1702. 

Thus Mr. English became owner of the 
entire lot, and continued its owner until 
his decease in, or before, 1737. 


The will of Joseph Peasley of Salisbury 
was proved in the court held at Salisbury 
April 9, 1 66 1. The following is a copy 
of the original on file in the probate office 
at Salem. 

The ||la£t|| will and teftament of Joseph 
Peafly is that my deats fhall bee paid out 
of my estate and the remainner of my 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 62. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 64, 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 55. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 161. 
Jl Essex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 141. 

eftat wich is left my deats being paid I 
doe give and dooe beequeaf the on have 
vnto mery my wiff during her life and I 
doo giue to my dafter Sera all my houf 
and lands that I have at Salfbery and I 
doo give vnto Josef my Sonne all my land 
that I have upon the plain at Haverell 
and doo all fo giue vnto Jofef my Sonn 
II all II medo ling in the Eaft medo at Ha- 
verell and doo give vnto Josef my Sonn 
all my right in the oxespafter at Haverell 
and doo giue vnto Josef my Sonn five of 
the common rites that doo be long vnto 
the plain I doo give vnto my dafter 
Elesebeth my forty fouer eakers of vpland 
lying weft word of Haverell and doo giue 
vnto my dafter Elesebeth fouer Eakers 
and a have of medo liing in the weft medo 
at Haverell and doo all so give to my 
dafter Elesebeth fouer of the common 
rits that doo belong to the plain and doo 
give vnto my daffter Jean tenn shillen and 
to my dafter mary tenn Shellens I doo 
give vnto Sarah Saier my granchild my 
II vp II land and medo liing at Speaket reuer 
and I doo give vnto my Sunn Josef all 
the re mainer of my land at Haverell wich 
is not beare disposed of this is my laft 
will and teftement being in my righ[t] 
mind and memore wittnes my hand the 
II of nouember 1660 

wittnes Phill : Challis 

Thomas Barnard Josef pesle 
Richard Courrier 

I doo all so make mary my wiffe my 
SouU exseceter and doo allso leave Josef 
my Sunn and the esteat that I haue giueen 
him to my wiffe desposen tell Josef my 
Sonn be twenty yeares of aige 


Samuel Bishop married Eleanor Mat- 
thews Dec. 25, 1718 ; and had children: 
Samuel, baptized Nov. 2, 1729: John, 
baptized Oct. 3, 1731 : and Mary, baptized 
May 20, 1733. 

Children of John and Sarah Bishop : 
John, baptized Dec. 7, i755 J Samuel, 
baptized May 21, 1758; and Sarah, bap- 
tized Jan. 24, 1762. 



James Bishop married Mary Ball, both 
of Marblehead, Sept. i6, 1765 ; and they 
had son James baptized May 25, 1766. 

— Marblehead records. 


Continued from page 4^. 

Court, 25 ; I : 165 1. 

Judges : John Endicot, esquire, dep.- 
gov., Mr. Symon Broadstreet and Mr. 
Samuell Symonds. 

Trial jury : Moses Pengry, Jerymyah 
Belchar, Thomas Clarke, William Fellows, 
Regnall Foster, Ezekell Northen, Willm 
Law, John Tod, John Pickard, Nicholas 
Noyce, Tho : Coleman and John Hull. 

Robert Crose v. Cornelious Waldo. 

John Broadstreet v. Joseph Muzye. 
Slander. Judgment for plaintiff, ;£6 ; 
defendant to make such acknowledgment 
as the court shall appoint in the meeting- 
house at Ipswich on some lecture day 
within three weeks, or to pay £4 more. 

John Chattor v. Nathaniel Wire. For 
detaining a beast. ["Brother Wier's letter 

from about a writing Mr. En- 

dicote had of you," etc., about the ear 
mark. Christopher Bartlet testified in 
reference to arbitration, and to going to 
the steer with Goodman Wire and an- 
other, laying the ear upon a piece of 
paper and marking it out with a pen, and 
also that the ear was cut. Sworn in 
Ipswich court, 25 : i : 165 1. John Davis 
deposed about a strange steer being at 
his house, which he cried in the meeting- 
house; that Goodman Wier came to see 
whether it was his, and he said it was not ; 
that John Chator came to "my house " to 
see it four days afterward, said it was his, 
Chator carried it to his (Chator's) house 
and he has got it still. Archelaus Wood- 
man deposed as to the mark. John Knight 
testified that, being in Goodman Wire's 
yard upon a lecture day, Goodman 
Adames came, saying he was come to see 
the steer, which was a little black one ; 
Wire asked him whether it was Goodman 
John Chater's ; he answered, "No ; but my 
children know him better than I." John 

Emery, sr., deposed that the six arbitra- 
tors asked Goodman Roper, who new 
ear-marked the steer. He said he did 
not. He said, " I sold the steer to Will 
Titcombe, and John Chater claimed it by 
reason of the ear-mark." Goodman 
Roper said he cut it deeper to make it 
plamer. Robert Adams testified that he 
sold the steer to Goodman Chater ; and 
his daughter Joane Adams, aged above 
seventeen years, testified the same. 
Richard Browne testified about the steer. 
Edmund Moores testified that he was 
asked to go to Goodman Adams, house to 
see the steer, etc. Francis Browne testi- 
fied that he believes the steer to be Chat- 
er's. John Trewman testified that the 
steer John Cheter bought of Goodman 
Adams was delivered to me, that I kept 
it six weeks, and that this is not the steer. 
John Bartlet testified that he was about 
to buy John Cheter' s steer, but this was 
not it. The plaintiff demanded the steer 
in custody of Nathaniel Wyer on the testi- 
mony of Archelaus Woodman and of the 
above named Robert and Joan Adams 
and of Abraham Adams, aged about ten 
years, daughter and son of said Robert 
Adams. — I^t/es. ] 

Alexander Knight v. Theophilus Will- 
son. Defamation. 

Edward Clarke v. Jo : Newman. 
[Richard Kembell, jr., deposed that John 
Newman came to him about the middle 
of this winter and said that he would hire 
a pair of oxen for Edward Clark, though 
they cost him three pounds. Wilm 
Whiteridg deposed that he was present in 
the company of Edward Clark, John New- 
man , Henery Kemball and Thomas Whit- 
eridg about last Michelemesse time; John 
Newman spoke to Edward Clarke of two 
oxen which Clarke had hired of him, etc. ; 
and Newman would have Clark go to 
Roger Lankton about the oxen. Thomas 
Newman testified that he came "to my 
Brother John " and said that the oxen 
had been let to Edward Clark; sworn 
30: 11: 1650, before Samuel Symonds. 
Thomas Kimball testified that he heard 
John Newman say that Edward Clark 



had hired the oxen ; sworn in court 2 7 : 
I : 165 1. Witness subpoenas to Marke 
Symons and Robert Lord of Ipswich, in 
this case, dated 25 : i : 165 1; by the 
court, John Whipple. — Files.'] 

Tho : Dorman undertakes to pay for Je : 

John Pike v. John Wright and John 
Davis. For taking away a rick of hay. 

William Flint v. Edmond Farrington. 
Review. [Phillip Verin and John Hill, 
aged above twenty years, testified that 
they saw Mathew ffarrington and two 
others with him come to William fflint's 
yard at Mr. Downing's farm when he 
lived there, and they brought two teams 
and loaded with hay. Sworn to before 
Jo : Endecott, dep.-gov. Witness bill of 
John Davis and John Wright. Ruben 
Guppy and Parsca Souden (also Sawden) 
testified that we were mowing the hay for 
which Wm. fflynt and Daniell Rumbell 
were sued by old goodman ffarrington 
of Lynn j said ffarrington came to us and 
showed us the bounds of his farm, which 
were a great oak on one side and two 
pines on the other; where we mowed was 
none of his. Sworn before Jo Endecott, 
dep.-gov. Edward Burcham testified 
that he was with Goodman ffarrington 
when the hay was levied on ; William 
Flint his man told us that such a parcel was 
Goodman ffarrington 's hay, and that was 
levied on, by the marshall. Copy of 
judgment, Salem court, 26 : 10 : 1648, in 
Edmund ffarrington v. Lawrence Suth- 
wicke and Danyell Rumball; action of 
trespass, cutting grass, etc. Daniell 
Rumball testified about the hay; sworn 
before Jo : Endecott, dep.-gov., 26 : i : 
165 1 ; copy. Daniell How, sometime an 
inhabitant of Lynn, was a lot-layer of 
Lynn, and with brother Walker and broth- 
er Collins (also lot layers) testified about 
Edmund ffarrington's five-acre meadow lot 
at west end of long meadow without Mr. 
Humphry's farm ; those who lived at the 
farm informed us as to the bounds, Aug. 
28, 1649. Sworn before Robert Bridges 
2 : 8mo : 1649 y copy. Edmund ffarring- 
ton's bill of costs.— Files,'] 

Samuell Dalibar v. Andrew Leyster 
(also. Leister). Case. [Samuell Dllover, 
living in Marblehead, letter from Andrew 
Lester, dated Gloster 8 mo: 10: 1649; 
"Samvoll dallouer my loue remembrd 
unto you this," etc. ; << send bill to Mr. 
Rusell," etc. Order to Mr. Rusell, 
dated Feb. 24, 1650, signed by Andrew 
Lester (his mark A), to deliver certain 
woolen cloth to Samuel Dahber. — Files]. 

Jeremiah Belchar v. Charles Glover. 
Debt. Withdrawn. [John Newmarch 
testified that Charles Glover promised to 
satisfy Goodman Bellsher for money. 

John Devorbc v. Mr. Valintyne Hill. 
Two cases. [Writ : To marshall of Boston : 
John Devorex v. Mr. Vallentine Hill of 
Boston ; charge of voyage at Munhegen 
in 1650, and the former part of that 
winter, in 1649, at Marblehead; dated 
12 : 25 : 1650; by the court, Henry Bar- 
tholmew; served by Richard Waite. 
Bill of John Devericks to Mr. Hill, upon 
a fishing voyage at Marblehead. Paid to 

Major Seidgwick Vinson of Cape 

Ann, for provision while stage was build- 
ing, for building a stage at Annisquam. 
To Gabrill Hatherly and John Gorgroell 
out of their shares. To Mr. Lake, Mr. 
Hathorne; to John Bennet and Mather 
Coe, portlidge ; to Rich : Rowland and 
James Smith ; to Mr. Manninge, boat hire ; 
to Arter Sanden, beer, etc. ; and to Mr. 
Stilman, for provisions. Bills of disburs- 
ments to Captain Hawthen. Bills refer- 
ring to Tho : Yow, Mr. Browne, Tho : 
Bowen ; etc. Bill of John Deverickes of 
Marblehead, June, 1650. Bill of Mr. 
Hill due to John Devorix, voyage at Mar- 
blehead and Munhegon last year; John 
Stacy's wages, Tho : Yeow, Mr. Brown, 
Thomas Boen's wages at Marblehead. 
Bill of same 15 : 12 : 1647, to Goody 
Knight and Goody Parkes. Bill of Ben- 
jamin Mungey. Letter from John Man- 
ning to John Deverix : — 
" mr John deverix 

** I moft kindly falut yow ettq* I fhall 
Intreat yow that yow would deliuer up 
my bote unto my brother Mofes the firft 
of June and the hire of him in fifh. Ac- 



cording as you and I agread for with all 
things that doth belong to him foe not 
Ells att pTent reft yo" to Command 

" John Manning" 
Receipt of Tho Lake of Mr. Jno. 
Deuerex on account of Mr. Jno. Manning, 
July 21, 1647. John Deuerix testified as 
to expenditures for Mr. Hill among his 
men that fished for him in 1647. Mr. 
William Lullaby testified that in 12 th mo : 
1649, being at Mr. Hill's house in Boston 
with John Deverex Mr. Hill much im- 
portuned him to go to Munhigon with his 
men (one of whom the affiant was ap- 
parently), saying that if he should leave 
him all his men would forsake him, and 
he would be undone, etc. Mathew Coe 
testified that he was employed, in 1647, 
by Mr. Hill in fishing, but agreed as to 
wages with John Deuerex, and was paid 
by the latter, and not by Major Sedgwake 
nor Mr. Hill. James Browne testified as 
to what was fetched from Goodman San- 
dens in beer and provisions at the weigh- 
ing of the fish, etc. James Browne and 
Francis Johnson testified that Mr. Thom- 
as Lake said that John Deverex demand- 
ed his money, etc. James Smith testified 
that he sold something to Mr. Chapell, 
master of Mr. Hill's voyage, at Marble- 
head, in 1647, an order being given by 
Mr. Hill to John Deuerick. Sworn to 
before Jo : Endecott, dep. gov. Francis 
Johnson testified about John Deverick, 
etc., in Salem court 25; 12: 1650, and 
the same by James Browne 12; i mo : 
1 650- 1. Thomas Hawkins testified that 
he heard John Devericks and John Ben- 
nett say that they had none of the meal, 
etc., that Mr. Price of Salem charged to 
Mr. Hills in 1646 and 1647. James 
Browne testified as to a boat hired of Mr. 
Maninge that Major Sedgwicke ordered 
me not to pay for, etc. James Browne 
testified that though Mathew Coe was ap- 
pointed to haue his portlidge of Major 
Sedgwick, yet he had it of John Deue- 
ricks in fish, etc. James Browne testified 
that he "faw John Deuerix deliver a board 
a veffell that to my befte remembrance 
was ould Groces w*''* m' Edward Weath- 

ridge was in & that m^ weatheridge tooke* 
fifhe from the ftage m' Hill beinge then 
prefent." George Tucker testified that 
Mr. Hill being at Munhigon when John 
Deverex was in his employ, etc. Richard 
Waite, aged about fifty years, deposed 
that being at Marblehead 12th month 
last year, John Deverix demanded ^1^ 
of Mr. Vallentine Hill for a fishing voyage 
at Munheagon this last summer. Job 
Hawkings testified the same. Sworn before 
William Stibbins 24 : i : 1650. — Files.'] 
Mr. Willm Norton v. Richard John- 
son. [Samuel Taylor testified that being at 
Goodman Armitayge's, Mastor Norten and 
Goodman Johnson, said etc. John Hard^ 
man testified that being at the house of 
Joseph Armitage when Mr. Willm Nor- 
ton of Ipswich and Rich Johnson had a 
difference about some pay, about paying 
him at Lynn, and that Edward Burcham 
was present. Sworn to 24 : i : 1650, be- 
fore Rob : Bridges. Edward Burchum 
testified somewhat as John Hardman 
above, and also that Norton had a bill 
that he had bought of Richard Johnson, 
which was made over to Richard Johnson, 
by Abraham Frghe^ etc. — Files.] 

Made free : of Ipswich, Mr. Samuel Sy- 
monds, jr., Nath : Stow and John Lay- 
ton ; of Newbury, John Chattor ; and of 
Andover, Willm Ballard. 

John Frye sworn sealer of weights 
and measures for Andover; and John 
Trumble, for Rowley. 

John Knolton sworn constable for Ip- 

John Perye of Newbery discharged of ~ 
his bond of good behavior. 

Mr. William Gerish, John Pike, jr., and 
Mr. Edward Woodman chosen to end 
small causes for Newbury ; and the first 
two were sworn. 

VVill and inventory of Tho : Barker, late 
of Rowly, received and proved.* 

Mr. Jonathan Wade allowed costs, 
being summoned by Willm Symonds, 
and the action not entered. 

*A copy of this will is in The AntiquariaUy 
volume IV, page 88. 



Abraham Whitacre,' for pilfering ten 
pounds from his master, Joseph Jewett, to 
pay him thirty pounds and fees of court. 
[Presented for pilfering: certain goods 
from Joseph. Juett of Rowley. Witnesses : 
Joseph Juett and goodman Acey. — 

[George Keyser deposed about a bill 
that he had charged upon one Mr. Gray, 
etc. Sworn to before Robt Bridges 24 : 
I : 1650. Mr. Bridges added to the affi- 
davit a note addressed to the court saying 
that he sends depositions of Jon° Mans- 
feild and Anthony Newhall referring to 
arbitration between George Keyser and 
Thom^ Newhall. — Files.'] Georg Keizer 
given fees as witness in Salem 

Mary Muzye, "being of age," according 
to her father's will, chose Mr. John Nor- 
ton for her guardian and gave him power 
to dispose of her in marriage. 

Mr. Valentine Hill, Thomas Haukins 
and Jeremiah Belchar signed bond to 
prosecute said Hill's appeal. 

John Chote, for stealing apples, to pay 
Mr. Hubard eighteen pence and fees of 
witnesses and court. [John Chote of 
Ipswich presented, 10: 8 mo: 1650, for 
stealing fruit out of Mr. Hubard's orchard. 
Witnesses : goodwife Starkweather and 
Thomas Bishopp. Samuel Ayres testified 
that being a general training at Charles- 
town, Theophilus Salter asked me whether 
I called at Mr. Hubbard's farm; I re- 
plied. No ; he asked John Chote to go to 
Hubbard's and get some apples; and 
Chote said that he was afraid to. Wil- 
liam Auerill testified that being at the 
raising of a house where Goodman Bishop 
and Theophilus Salter were. Bishop 
asked Salter about taking the apples, etc. 
Joseph Fowlar stated that Theophilus 
said that he would bear out John Chot in 
his appeal, about taking apples in Mr. 
Hubbard's orchard, etc. Joseph Begsy 
heard Chote say that Mistress Hubard 
gave him leave. Thomas Bishop testified 
that Theophilus Salter said that he did 
not tell John Chote that he had leave to 
take apples. Joseph Lanckton testified 

that as he was going to the last general 
training at Charlestowne, with Theophilus 
Salter, John Chote and John Buck, when 
they came near Mr. Hubbert's farm, 
Salter said he would have apples, as he 
had leave of Mistress Hubbert, and he 
pursuaded John Choat to go in with 
him, and he said, Joseph Bixbe is my 
witness. — Files.] 

Ezekiel Northen fined. 

Rich : Swan fined three shillings , and 
to pay fees of Ezekell Northen and court. 
[Richard Swaine of Rowley presented, 
10 : 8 mo : 1650, for breach of the peace 
in striking Ezekiel Northen in the face 
with a staff or goad. Witnesses : Deacon 
Mitchall and Good Acey. — Files.] 

Mary Crose to pay Mr. Rogers twelve 
shillings witness fees and ten shillings for 
a proved lie. [Mary Cross of Rowley 
presented, 10: 8m: 1650, for lying and 
pilfering. Witnesses : Elder Raynor and 
Deacon Michael. Thomas Dickanson 
notified the marshall that the freemen of 
[Ro]wlay have chosen Ezekiel Northen,, 
[J]ohn Pickard, John Tode and William 
Lawe, jurymen, and warned Richard 
Swane, Abraham Whiteker and Mary 
Crose ye wife of Twyfourde West and also> 
as witnesses Elder Rainer, Deacon Migh- 
el, Joseph Jowet and William Asee. En- 
dorsed by jury Moses Pengry, Serg. Jer :: 
Belcher, Serg. Tho : Clarke, Will Fellows, 
Regnell Foster, Ezekiel Northen, Wil-- 
liam Law, John Tod, Jo : Pickard, Nicolas 
Noyce, Thomas Colman and Jo : Hull. 
Humfry Reyner and Thomas Mighell 
certify that they being at the house where 
Mary Crosse did dwell (she being to 
serve Mistris Shoue, and were called to 
care for her goods), we saw some bags 
of malt there, and asked her (Mary 
Crosse) where she had that ; she said it 
was goodman Cross', and she had it to 
grind for him. She said he had it of 
Charles Brown, but goodman Crosse and 
Charles Brown denied it. She afterward 
said she took it out of Mr. Rogers' cham- 
ber without his knowledge or consent. 
Thomas Mighell testified that the malt 
Mary West saw was goodman Cross' which/ 



Elder Rainer and I saw in Mistress 
Shove's house, when Mary West was their 
servant, etc. — Files.'] 

William Randall and his wife fined forty 
shillings for suspicion of uncleanness, 
and to pay fees of court and of witnesses, 
John Emery and his wife. [William 
Randall of Newbury and his wife Elizabeth 
presented, lo : 8 mo : 1650, for suspicion 
of fornication. Their child was born 
nine or ten weeks before due time. Wit- 
nesses : John Emery, jr., and his wife. 
John Emmery and his wife Hener deposed 
that William Randall and his wife Eliza- 
beth was married a fortnight and a day or 
two after myallfcity and said Elizabeth 
was brought to bed May 14, 1650. Mary 
Emery deposed that William Rendale de- 
nied that the child was his as it came be- 
fore her time. I said she might come a 
month before her time. He replied that 
from six or seven weeks before marriage 
he would own the child to be his. — Files.'] 

Mr. Sewall, for contemptuous speeches 
and gestures to Rev. Ezekiel Rogers, 
Matthew Boyse, etc., admonished and to 
make acknowledgement in the Rowley 
meeting house, being called on, or pay 
forty shillings. [Mr. Henry Sewell of 
Rowley presented 26: i: 1651. Wit- 
nesses : the grand jurymen of Rowley, 
Thomas Michall, Mathew Boyes, etc. 
Rowley, loth mo: 1650, Humfrey Rey- 
ner, Thomas Mighell, Ezekiel Northend 
and Will and Mathew Boyce certi- 
fied that Mr. Shouell was walking in the 
foremost seat in the meeting house of 
Rowlye near the pulpit. Mr. Rogers, 
being present and ready to step into the 
place to begin prayer, said, " Mr. Showell, 
cease your walking." Mr. Showel an- 
swered *' You should have come sooner," 
etc. Mr. Showel continued his walk, our 
pastor said, "Mr. Shouell, remember 
where you are ; this is the house of God." 
Mr. Shouel answered with a loud voice, " I 
know how to behave myself in the house 
of God as well as you," etc. Then our 
pastor said, " Rather than that he disturb 
the congregation put him out." Mr. 
Showell replied, "Let us see who dare." 

After this a brother spoke to him in a 
friendly way, but Mr. Showell with a stern 
countenance and threatening manner 
said he would take a course with some of 
us, etc. On another Lord's day Showell 
was walking in the meeting house, a part 
of the congregation being assembled, he, 
looking up, said, " Good Lord, this day 
is spent, I know not how, and nothing is 
yet done," expressing some trouble in 
other words. Sworn to by said H. R. and 
M. B., 25 : I : 1651, in Ipswich court. — 
Files.] The following is a copy of the 
acknowledgment : — 

"I Henry Sewall being p'^fented to the 
Court holden at Ipf w^'h in the first month 
165 1 for contemptuous fpeaches, & ges- 
tures, to the reverend m'^ Ezeckiell Rogers 
& others in the publiq® meeting ; and the 
truth thereof being prooved by full Tes- 
timony; vpon which as part of y® fentence 
I am inioyned to make my confeffion & 
acknowledgment of my great finne against 
god & offence against his mef finger, & ef- 
petially in charging Mathew Boyfe about 
buying my howfe for the remoovall of me 
out of the Towne which was denyed by 
him, & not pved by me. I doe now in 
the p'^fence of god & of this reverand af- 
fembly freely acknowledg my evell ac- 
cording to the full extent of the Testi- 
monies and doe earnestly deiire you all 
to pray to the god of all wifdome & grace 
to pardon thefe & all other my finnes & 
to guide me in his blef fed wayes of Truth 
& peace for tyme to come." 

Thomas Rolinson, proven impotent, 
on complaint of his wife, he is to take 
counsel of physicians forthwith, follow 
their advice, and report to court. 

John Deverex swears to account of the 
voyage. Mentions Mr. Hill and Marble- 

June 3, 1651. 

Rowly, presented for defect in the high- 
ways, being mended, is discharged, pay- 
ing fees of court. [Town of Rowley pre- 
sented, ist mo : 1 65 1, for defect in high- 
way between Rowley and Newbury. Wit- 
nesses : Mr. Gerrish and Archelaus Wood- 
man. — Files.] 



Town of Ipswich, presented for defect 
in the pound, being made sufficient, is 
discharged. [Town of Ipswich presented, 
10: 8 mo: 1650, for defect in their 
pound, being decayed and insufficient. — 

Town of Ipswich, presented 10:8 mo : 

1650, for defect in highway [between Ip- 
swich and Rowley — Files'] , being mend- 
ed, is discharged, paying the fees of 

Martha, wife of Joseph Fowlar, fined 
for lying. [Martha, wife of Joseph ffowler 
of Ipswich presented for pernicious lying 
tending to defamation of her own sister. 
Witnesses : George Palmer and wife and 
Goodwife Lovell. George Palmer and 
wife testified that Joseph ffowler and wife 
(?) lining at my house upon a time, J. 
F.'s wife was sitting by the fire with us, 

speaking of Robert ffilbrick , I was 

commending his good husbandry, and she 
said she knew him to be a rogue. She 
had had no criminal intercourse with him, 
but one of the fishermen's wives had, 
namely her sister Dutch, etc. — Files.] 

Alexander Knight fined for lying. Wit- 
ness : James How. [Alexander Knight of 
Ipswich presented, 10: 8 mo: 1650, for 
lying. Witnesses : Marke Symones, Rob- 
ert Lord, Goodwife Perey, Goodman How 
and Richard Cooke. — Files.] 

Job Bishop fined, or be whipped, for 
suspicion of fornication. [Job Bishop of 
Ipswich presented, ist mo : 1651, for for- 
nication, his wife being delivered of a 
child twenty weeks after their marriage. 
— Files.] 

Edward Gillman, sr., bound to answer 
his son John Gillman's presentment. John 
Gilman was discharged. [John Gil- 
man, now of Ipswich, presented, ist mo : 

1 65 1, for unlawful inticement of Hanna 
Cross, daughter of the widow Cross. Wit- 
nesses : the mother and William English. 
— Files.] 

Frances Usellton fined or be whipt on 
his presentment. John Knight promised 
to pay the fine, [ffrancis Usselton, servant 
to Henry Jacques of Newbury, presented, 
ist mo : 165 1, for using the name of God 

profanely, etc. Witnesses : Thomas Doue 
and another. — Files.] 

Theophilus Salter fined in 1650 and 
165 1 for lying, and to acknowledge his 
offence of encouraging to steel apples, 
etc. [Theophilus Salter of Ipswich presen- 
ted, 10 : 8 mo: 1650, for lying. Witness- 
es : Thomas Bishop and William Avery, jr. 
He was also presented, ist mo: 1651, for 
pyracyi^}). Witnesses: Richard Coy and 
his wife. — Files.] 

[John Tillison of Newbury presented, 
10 : 8 mo : 1650, for scandalous and re- 
proachful speeches cast upon the elders 
and others in a public church meeting on 
ye Lord's day. Witnesses: Goodman 
Mowdey, Goodman Meriall and Arche- 
laus Woodman. Presentment signed by 
William Bartholomew in the name of the 
rest of the grand jury. 

Deed of John Cross, charging his farm 
in Ipswich to pay- ten shillings yearly to 
the free school there, 6 : 10 mo: 1650. 
Witnesses : Nath : Rogers, Robert Payne 
and John Whipple. Acknowledged 26 : 
TO : 1650, before Samuel Symonds. 

William Cogswell deposed that when 
Robt Crose said that he would provide 
twenty-five of the fifty shillings, then 
Brother Waldoe said he would rather have 
that than nothing ; so he prayed me to 
take notice of it. Sworn in Ipswich court 
25 : I : 1651. 

— Files.] 

Thomas Colman, jr., fined for striking ; 
and discharged on his other presentment. 
Witness : Willm MichelL [Thomas 
Coleman, jr., of Newbury presented, 26 : 
I : 165 1, for striking William Richardson 
of Newbury with the swingle of a flail. 
Witness : William Mitchell and his own 
confession. William Michell testified that 
Thomas Collman came to Goodman San- 
dar's barn and with a great swingell 
did strike William Nicheson athwart 
the bake and so run away. — Files.] 

Mark Symonds fined for lying and rail- 
ing, and admonished for serving a war- 
rant on the Sabbath evening. Mark Sy- 
monds of Ipswich presented, 26 : i : 
165 1, for lying. Witnesses: Richard 



Bettes, Thomas Whitredg, John Broad- 
street, Thomas Scott, Joseph ffowler, 
Phillip ffowler, Richard Kemball, jr., Rich- 
ard Kemball, sr., John Kemball, Henry 
Kemball and Edward Coleburne. Abo, 
presented for reproachful speeches, etc. 
Witnesses : Daniell Roffe and John Bish- 
opij). Also, presented for several railing 
and scandalous speeches against Joseph 
ffowler. Witnesses : Edward Coleburne, 

Smith, Richard Kemball, sr., James 

' , John Johnson, sr., and Thomas 

Savelli^). Daniel Roffe deposed that he was 
at Goodman Cross' house on a Sabbath 
day in the evening when Mark Simonds 
being there called me to the door and 
said he had a warrant for me, etc. Sworn 
in Ipswich court 4:4: 1651. — Files.'] 

William Tittcombe sworn constable of 

Joseph Muzye fined for lying and for 
saying, when some one was reading that 
it was the devil's service book. Witness: 
Daniell Rofe. [Joseph Mussy of Ipswich 
presented 26: i : 165 1. Witnesses: the 
widow Cross, Cor Davis and Daniel Roffe. 

Thomas Scott deposed that he heard 
Joseph Muzy say that John Bradstreett had 
three or four bastards at Road eyeland 
and that he should know them wherever 
he saw them for they had a natural mark 
and that was lowell ears like their father, 
and I told him so to his face. Sworn to 
in Ipswich court 25 i : 1651. 

Joseph Fowler testified that being upon 
occasion at Goodman Cross' house to see 
him, being very sick, Joseph Muzi being 
present, John Bradstreet and I persuaded 
Joseph Muzi to give his brother satisfac- 
tion for calling him bastard and to agree 
with him. Joseph replied : " You have 
been whipt once allredy for faying yt the 
fellow in the filver buttons came and 
faid he fwore hime befor the gret fagga- 
more the deputy Gouernar and he would 
doe the beft he could to bring hime to it 
againe and tould him he would haile hime 
out by the hares and yt he waf good 
for nothing but to rune rouging about the 
Cuntry. * * That he heard this latly de- 

ceafed John Croff fay that he formarly 
loued John brodftret well vntell that 
Joseph Muzi had railed fuch reports on 
hime which cauled him to procfcecut 
againft him which he feared now feing 
he waf a lying fellow had don him rong 
for the faid John cross : faid he was fuch 
a lying felow thar waf noe beleving of 
him he waf a nofe to fet a hole town and 
cuntrary togeather by the years." Sworn 
to in Ipswich court 25 : i : 1651. 

Daniell Roffe testified that he heard 
Joseph Muzi say he never spoke the 
words, but the witness spake falsely; and 
another time I heard him say he would 
rather my brother would be quiet, but if 
he would come to the court he should 
make yet appear to be true of what he 
had said : he thought he were better they 
did not go to the court, but if they did 
it would be to his disgrace as to me ; also, 
that my brother Bradstreet and I being 
at Goodman Cross*, the latter said I be- 
lieve Joseph Muzi is a lying fellow and 
the cause of the breaches between John 
Bradstreet and myself. Sworn to in Ip- 
swich court 25 : I : 165 1. 

John Remington deposed that last hay- 
time twelve month, being with the late 
deceased Goodman Cross, I had much 
discourse with him about John Bradstreet, 
and he gave John good commendation, 
saying that he bore great love towards 
him in so much that he could willingly 
have bestowed his daughter on him to 
wife if he carried himself well ; their farms 
lay together ; also, he commended him 
for minding good things and loved him 
well until he heard a report raised by Jos- 
eph Muzie against him, concerning him- 
self and others, which did exceedingly in- 
cense Goodman Cross against said John, 
and altered his mind towards him, etc. 
Sworn to in Ipswich court 25 : i : 1651. 

Hannah Crosse, daughter of John 
Crosse, testified : I heard Joseph Muzzy 
say that John Bradstreet " was the leere- 
ingeft hang doge that waf in the world 
and that he had three or fouer (ones at 
Rode eyland," and that he intended to 



go thither once in a while and then he 
should see them, and he was confident he 
should know them, and said that he 
used to set maids on their heads when he 
did dwell at Rode Eyland ; and that Jos- 
eph Muzzy said that John Bradstreet in- 
ticed him to combine with him to knock 
Goodman Cross off his horse when he 
was upon Muddy river bridge, etc. Sworn 
to in Ipswich court 26:10: 1650, before 
Samuel Symonds. 

Thomas Scott deposed that being at 
Goodman Cross' house, that the latter said 
he believed Joseph Muzzy to be a lying 
fellow, etc. Sworn to in Ipswich court 
25 : I : 1651. 

Ezekiel Northene and Thomas Abbott 
testified that Joseph Muzzy said, begin- 
ning of March, 165 1, that John Brad- 
street had dealings with the maids at 
Road Island, set them on their heads, 
took them by the gingoes, etc. Sworn to 
in Ipswich court 25 : i : 1651. 

Elizabeth How deposed that she heard 
Joseph Muzzy say that John Bradstreet 
had three or four bastards at Rhode Is- 
land, and that he was going there and 
hoped to see them. Sworn to 26 : 10 : 
1650, before Samuel Symonds. 

William Smith deposed that he heard 
Joseph Mussy say in Master Appleton's 
barn that John Bradstreet desired him to 
combine with him and to lie in wait at 
Muddy river to knock Goodman Cross 
off his horse and to knock him on the 
head, and said John would run away with 
his horse ; and that said John had bastards 
at Rhode Island, and he should go there 
ere long and should know them by their 
Bangell ears, just hke himself. Sworn to 
in Ipswich court 25 : i : 165 1. 

— FiksJ] 

John Bradstreet, Joseph Fowlar, Tho : 
Scott and Richard Betts, upon their pre- 
sentments, discharged. [Thomas Scott, 
Joseph ffowler, John Broadstreet and 
Richard Bettes presented 26: i: 1651. 
Witnesses : Nathaniel Stow and Thomas 
Nor — . Mark Symonds, informant. 
Presentments signed by William Barthol- 
mew for the grand jury. — Files.'] 

Court, 30: 7 : 165 1. 

Judges : Jo : Endecot, esq., gov., Mr. 
Symon Bradstreet, Mr. Samuell Symonds, 
Major Denison and Captain Hathorne. 

Grand jury : Math : Boyce, Willm 
Asye, Jeames Barker, Will: Boynton, 
Tho : Scott, Robt Daye, Tho : Knolton, 
Ed : Bridges, And : Hodges, Will : Good- 
hue, Dan : Br dlye, Jo : Emery, Abell 
Huse, Robt Long and Ed : Falkner. 

Jury for trials : Rich : Jacob, Tho : 
French, Symon Tomson, John Dane, 
Tho : Bishop, Hen : Short, Rich : Thur- 
ly, Tho : Hale, Rich : Swan, Jo : Smith, 
Dan : Harris and Ed : Hassen. Joseph 
Med [calf?], Jo: Perkins, jr., and Jo: 
Newmarch in Deverix case. 

Daniell Pearce of Newbury, constable, 
fined for not returning the grand jury. 

Robert Berwicke of Andover fined for 
not returning the grand jury. 

Daniell Harris of Rowley and John 
Coggswell, jr., of Ipswich made free. 

Zacheous Gould took the oath of fideli- 

Henry Walker of Gloster v. John Hoi- 

grave. Slander. 

Rich : Kent v. Robert Adams of New- 
bury. Case for denying him passage in a 
usual highway. Jury found for defendant. 
[Concerning the way in controversy John 
JSartlet testified that it was never made 
use of until Goodman Goffe went to 
dwell there, but that it was through the 
marshes from Goodman Kent's island up 
to Goodman Hull's and Goodman Thur- 
lay. — Files.'] 

Joseph Fowlar v. Robert Beacham. 
Battery. Two cases. 

John Holgrave v. Henry Walker. 

Mr. Samuel Sharpe v. Mr. Samuell 
Mavericke. Debt. 

Daniell Rofe v. Thomas Rolinson, jr. 
Slander. Judgment for plaintiff. 

John Coggswell v. Martin Stebin. 

John Devorix v. Mr. Valentine Hill. 
Account of a fishing voyage in 1646 and 
1647. Two cases. 

John Coggswell v. John Chote. 

Sept. 30, 1 65 1, Nath: Edwards and 
his brother Thomas Edwards (the latter 



now in England) appointed administra- 
tors of the estate of Nathaniell Smith, 
deceased, in New England, being nom- 
inated in his will, as per certificate of 
Michaell Oldsworth and Henry Parker, 
registers. Jeremia Savage and Jos Donald- 
son, nota publiqus. Court at London. 
Copy of will, etc., presented. 

George Ingersall of Gloster licensed to 
keep an ordinary at Gloster, with the 
same liberty that Goodman Lister had 
by his license. 

Robert Gutch is allowed to keep an 
ordinary at Salem, being desired by the 

Elizabeth Barick appointed adminis- 
tratrix of estate of Rich : Barick her late 

Robert Tucker allowed and sworn one 
of the commissioners to end small causes 
at Gloucester. 

Nicolas Noyce sworn clerk of the 
market for Newbury. 

John TilHson released of his bond for 
good behavior, and his fine abated to five 

Edward Richards complained that 
Joseph Armentage attached him, and the 
action not entered. He was allowed costs. 
Will of Honer Rofe, in two papers, 
allowed upon oath of Henry Lurgen and 
George Vaughan. 

Willm Duglas, chosen and sworn survey- 
or of pipestaves for Ipswich. 

Benjamin Muzye, for bartering a gun 
to the Indians, and denying of it, fined, 
to sit in the stocks, to pay the Indian his 
beaver again, etc. 

John Broadstreet to sit in the stocks 

one hour for ffronting the court in words. 

Joseph Fowlar, for abusing the watch, 

to sit in the stocks four hours and give 

bond for good behavior. 

Inventory of estate of Sarah Baker 
received, and her kinswoman Sarah Lump- 
kin appointed administratrix of the es- 

Joseph Rolinson to pay or be whipt for 
" seting up a scandelous lybell," and ex- 
pense of marshall's going with an attach- 
ment to Cambridge and Boston, and fees 

of court. [Joseph Rowlandson, through 
the suggestion of satan,etc., * * the writing 
I affixed to the meeting house I am 
sorry for, etc. 

" By mee Juftice Pleader in y® towne 
of Confcience in America in new eng- 
land where I faw her triumph in a greene 
chariot y® lady Aftrsa riding in y® night 

" Alexander ille magnus. I live at Ips- 

— Files.'] 
Joseph Muzy was accused by his 
brother Benjamin of stealing an axe. Dis- 

Robert Beachem fined upon his pre- 

Mr. Willm Hubard perfected the in- 
ventory of the estate of Mr. John Whit- 
ingham. Amount, £9^1, 16 s., id. 

[Joseph Fouler testified concerning 
Goodman Simons : affirmed at Rob"^' 
Dutch. Ear of hog marked so as to be 
seen from Mr. Baker's parlor to ye street 
gate. Rich : Kimball, sr., affirmed about 
the same. John Kimball deposed that he 
heard Mark Simonds profess to Joseph 
Fowler, after having prosecuted him and 
John Bradstreet, that he was not the ac- 
cuser and would go forty miles to do him 
good. Sworn to in Ipswich court 4:4: 
1 65 1. Thomas Smith testified that he 
asked Goodman Symonds why he said 
that Fowlar would swear or lie for ten 
shillings, etc. Thomas Scott deposed, I 
heard Goodman Simonds say that Mr. 
Treadwall told him that the hog at M. 
Cogswell's was Goodman Cobean's mark, 
etc. Richard Kimball, sr., testified that 
Mark Simonds affirmed about the mark 
of the bog that was shut up in Robert 
Dutch's yard. It differed from Mr. 
Cheuts and Goodman Coburn's hogs' 

Henry Kimball testified that he never 
gave Goodman Simons five shillings and 
six pence a day for his boy and two bul- 
locks, etc. Thomas Whiterit testified : I 
heard Goodman Simonds and Good- 
man Beals reckoning concerning work 
done by both parties. Simonds said 



that Henry Kimball paid him same 
price for use of his cattle, etc. Sworn in 
Ipswich court 3:4: 1651. Richard Beals 
testified that Goodman Simonds plowed 
for me with a boy and two bullocks, and 
I worked for him. He told me that 
Henry Kimball paid him, etc. Sworn in 
Ipswich court 3: 4: 1651. Witnesses 
(?) : Daniell Rofe, Tho: Louell, John 
Johnson, Henry Kemball, Tho Scott, 
Rich : Betts, Thomas Whitred, John 
Kemball and Joseph Fowlar. 

Abraham Foster and Wm. Dellowe tes- 
tified that Daniel Rosse and John Brad- 
street standing together at the barn door 
A™ Symonds came by and desired said 
Rosse to speak with him, etc. Sworn in 
Ipswich court 4 : 4 : 1651. 

Thomas Harris testified that being at 
Mr. Baker's ye 2d day before Salem court 
when Nathaniel Stow was to testify, the 
latter came out of the new room and in- 
quired of me for Goodman Lord, etc. 
Sworn in Ipswich court 25 : i : 1651. 

glish testified that Goodman 

Broadstreet (also Brodstreet), etc. 

Appleton testified that lot lay- 
ers laid out Goodman Cross' one hundred 

Joseph Fowler testified that he was 
hilling corn with Nath : Stowe and heard 

Cooke say there was no true church 

because they people of God to 

Rhode Island and fettered them, and that 

he would give ( ?) the death by 

setting him on a tre naked in a swamp in 

the summer time musketoes should 

have stung him to death, and he would 

sit till he was dead, and after that 

that the governor had to further 

Mr. Norton taught lies, etc. Mr. Stowe 
affirmed the same. 

Sanders said that Henry Dow 

told him that he had bought a neck of 
Mr. Spencer's land, etc. 

ph Armitage said that Do we 

bought it of John Sanders. 

Frances Smith heard Joseph Armitage 
ask Tho : Turner to pay a bill, etc. 

Rich : Graves testified that he was at 
Boston and spoke to Tho : Turner, etc. 

Thomas Perkines testified that he came 
into a room where Nathaniel Stow, 
Thomas Scott, Joseph ffowler and Rich- 
ard Bettes were talking about a hog 
Thomas Harris had killed, as to its mark. 
Sworn in Ipswich court 25 : i : 1651. 

Nathaniel Stow testified that the hog 
was brought from Plum Island. 

Rob* Roberts testified about the mark 
of the hog March 25, 1650. 
Presentments, 30: 7 : 165 1 : 
Mr. William Snelling of Newbury, for 
using these words upon one drinking to 
him and his friends, he answered, "as for 
our fooes a plage on theare heeles and a 
pox on theare tooes.' ' Witnesses : Mr. 
Miler, John Wheller and Mr. William 

Elizabeth Randall of Newbury, for using 
sinful language, telling gudy Silver base 
lieing divell, base Heing tode base lying 
sow, bas liing iade. Witnesses: Gudy 
Silver and Gudy Blumifield. 

Mr. Henry Shawell of Rouly, for a bat- 
tery upon William Asey of Rowly, etc. 
Witnesses : William Asey and Mihill 

Robert Bechem of Ipswich, for misde- 
meanor in the meeting house on the Lord's 
day in or about the time of the public 
exercise, by striking Joseph Fouler with 
his elbow on his breast, and calling him 
rascal, etc. Witnesses : John Johnson, 
Jacob Pirkins and Joseph Fouler. 

Samuel Ingalls, for lighting fire and 
smoking in it on the court day in master 
baker's yard. Witnesses : Robert Day, 
Edward Briayton and Robert Lang, 

Signed by Mathew Boyes in the name 
of the grand jury. 

" turninge out all Affociates which are 
able to corrupt juftice bee y® caufe neuer 
fo good." These words were blotted in 
the paper, yet were so legible that we 
distinctly read them 3 July 1651. 

John Rogers* 
Joseph Paine* 
Moses Pengry* 
I read ye words above written without 
much difficulty. W : Hubbard* 




5th mo : 165 1, Benjamin Mussey of Ip- 
swich against his brother Joseph Mussey 
of several misdemeanors, lying and 
sitting upon the bed where the sister of 
said Benjamin's wife was to lie, and 
breaking the chest of said Benjamin. 
Bound to keep the peace, and answer at 
next Ipswich court. 

Daniel King to appear at next Ipswich 
court to answer Sir Gervas Moday in an 

action of the case. 17 : 9 : 1651. 

testified that Mr. Daniel King 

of the part of the Lady Moodie 

receive from Thomas Crevie, etc. 

John ffuller, aged thirty years, testified 
that meeting his brother Dexter and Ed- 
ward Ro — ley at Boston they informed 
him that they were employed by the Lady 
Moodye to sell her farrriy etc. She had 
promised refusal of it to Mr. King. Sworn 
25 : 9: 1651. 

In a letter to Mr. King from his friend 
Edward Browse, dated at Gravesend Jan. 
25, 1649, is mentioned Mr. Lucker's ac- 
count, — money that had been paid to 
Mr. Williams. If you surrender the farm 
to her you must pay for ray voyage. 
List of various articles written on back 
of the paper. 

— FilesJ] 

Will of Walter Tibbott proved. This 
will is printed in full in The Antiquarian^ 
volume IV, page 117. 

To be continued. 



The Island of Martha's Vineyard, a his- 
tory of which I have been preparing in 
the last ten years, is a neglected quantity 
in the field of New England genealogy. 
Many "disappearances" of settlers on the 
main can be traced thither. Below I give 
a list of early residents of the Vineyard 
during the seventeenth century who went 
from various towns in Essex county and 
became prominently identified with the 
island county. The interrogation point 

( ?) following several of the names indi- 
cates doubtful identity with persons of the 
same name known to have been of Essex 
county prior to their appearance at the 
Vineyard. I shall be glad to exchange 
information relative to each of these per- 
sons, particularly Edward Searle, Richard 
Arey, George Martin, Peter Jenkins and 
Philip Watson. The latter's son Elias 
may serve to identify him. The asterisk 
(*) shows that descendants still reside on 
the Vineyard. 

Salem : John Pease,* 

Robert Codman, 
Edward Searle. 
Wenham : Francis Usselton. 
Salisbury: George Martin (?), 
Edward Cottle,* 
Samuel Bickford. 
Rowley : Peter Jenkins,* 

Philip Watson (?). 
Lynn : Samuel Tilton,* 

Thomas Look.* 
Haverhill : Joseph Merry.* 
Gloucester : Richard Arey* (?). 

U. S. Marine Hospital^ 
Key West, Fla. 


SALEM, May 30. 

•* Laft Thurfday the Freeholders and 
other Inhabitants of the Town of Dan- 
vers, legally warned, met at the South 
Meeting-Houfe in faid Danvers, and there 
made Choice of Doctor Samuel Holten, 
to reprefent them in the General Affem- 
bly at the approaching Seffion." 

Instructions voted by the town of 
Salem to Richard Derby, jr., and John 
Pickering, jr., representatives to the gen- 
eral assembly, May 27, 1769, are given 
in full in this issue of the Essex Gazette, 

Instructions voted by the town of Mar- 
blehead to be given to Joshua Orne and 
John Gallison, esquires, representatives 
to the general assembly, May 29, 1769, 
are given in full in this number of the 
Essex Gazette, 

Advertisement, notifying the proprie- 
tors of the undivided land at New-Salem, 



Hampshire county, to meet June 7th at 
the King's Arms tavern in Salem ; signed 
by Benjamin Pickman, jr., proprietors' 
clerk; dated at Salem, May 24, 1769. 

Benjamin Kimball, 3d, advertised for 
sale at auction, June 20, "A Small Farm, 
laying m Ipfwich, confifting of about 26 
Acres of good Land, (Mowing, Pafturing, 
and Tillage) with a Houfe, Barn, and Or- 
chard on the fame; well accommodated for 
a Farmer or Trad ef man, and pleafantly fit- 
uated (on the Country Road) within a 
Mile of the Rev. Mr. Leflie's Meeting- 
Houfe ;" and some woodland. To be sold 
at said Kimball's house on the premises. 

Mr. John Gooll has sailed for London, 
and left the settlement of his business in 
our hands. We shall be at his shop every 
Saturday to settle claims. Mr. John Nor- 
ris attends at Mr. Gooll's shop. Signed 
by James and Robert Selkrig, and dated 
at Salem, May 23, 1769. 

— Essex Gazette, J/t^y 23-30, 1769. 


In the earliest days of our colonial 
history we had little currency, — only that 
which had been incidentally brought 
across the water ; and wampum, the shell 
money of the Indians, and articles of 
merchandise were used instead of money ; 
as, for instance, in 1630, Sir Richard Sal- 
tonstall was fined four bushels of malt 
for absence from court; and the next year 
the Indian Chickataubott was fined a bea- 
ver skin for shooting a swine of Sir Richard. 

In 1652, the colony took charge of 
the coinage of money, ordering John 
Hull, whom it appointed mint-master, to 
produce silver shillings, six-pences and 
three-pences, and making them legal 
tender. Any one having silver bullion 
could have it coined upon payment of 
the actual expense of coinage. 

The money then coined was in amount 
too small to perceptibly increase the 
quantity in circulation ; and in 1658 more 
two-pences were ordered to be coined 
of the first silver bullion that came to the 
hands of the mint-master. 

These unmistakable acts of sovereign- 
ty were in ill-repute with the EngUsh 

While the mint was endangered by 
threats of its aboHtion, the question of es- 
tablishing a bank, by men of known finan- 
cial credit, who should issue bills, was 
discussed; and in 1686 such a bank was 
in actual operation in Boston. It proba- 
bly continued through Andros' adminis- 

The privilege of coining money being no 
longer allowed to the colonial government 
by Great Britian, the colonists issued some 
paper money in 1690. The credit of the 
colony was poor, and the people were 
afraid to receive the bills. The situation 
was little improved by their issue. It 
was tried again in 1702, with the same 

A private bank based on real estate 
security was contemplated soon afterward, 
to be known as the Land Bank, from the 
character of its security, but the project 
came to an end in 17 14. 

The province continued to issue large 
amounts of paper money, which was 
almost worthless, and useless as a medi- 
um of exchange. 

In 1740, a bank of the same character 
as the proposed Land Bank was estab- 
lished in Boston, holding its meetings for 
business at various places, Boston, Lynn, 
etc. It was called the Manufactory com- 

The bills issued were redeemable in 
twenty years; and were issued to the 
partners, as the shareholders were called, 
upon the delivery of a mortgage of real 
estate conditioned to pay the face value 
of the bills they received in twenty years, 
in annual instalments of five per cent 
of the amount issued to them, and three 
per cent annual interest. 

The directors were Robert Auchmuty, 
esq., of Roxbury, Samuel Adams, esq. 
(father of the patriot), William Stoddard, 
esq., Peter Chardon, merchant, all of 
Boston, Samuel Watts, esq., of Chelsea, 
George Leonard, esq., of Norton, Robert 
Hale, esq., of Beverly, John Choate, esq.. 



of Ipswich, and Thomas Cheever, gentle- 
man, of Lynn. 

The partners' mortgages were payable 
to the directors, and were all issued on a 
printed blank dated Sept. 9, 1740. It 
would seem that a large proportion of 
the stockholders were of Essex county. 
The registry of deeds at Salem show that 
forty-seven of these mortgages were re- 
corded, and there are on file there thirty- 
three more that were not recorded, prob- 
ably because the general court annulled 
the bank before they could be copied 
into the record books. The names, resi- 
dences and occupation of these Essex 
county stockholders, and the amounts 
they respectively subscribed,* are as fol- 
lows: Ebenezer Walcott,3 yeoman, of 
Andover; John Dodge, jr.,^ mason, of 
Beverly ; John Baker,^ yeoman, of Box- 
ford ; Josiah Chandler,^ innholder, of 
Bradford ; Benjamin Davis,^ yeoman, John 
Millet,^ yeoman, Eleazer Parsons,' John 
Parsons,* yeoman. Dr. David Plummer,5 
John Sargent,3 yeoman, David Stanwood,^ 
esq., James Stanwood,^ husbandman, Rev. 
John White,^ Humphrey Woodberry,s 
yeoman, Ezekiel Woodward, jr.,^ yeo- 
man, and Thomas York,3 yeoman, all of 
Gloucester; Abner Kimball,3 coaster, of 
Haverhill; John Boardman,9 gentleman, 
John Brown, jr. ,3 yeoman, Andrew Bur- 
ley ,9 esq., Francis Choate, jr.,9 gentleman, 
Thomas Choate, jr.,9 gentleman, Parker 
Dodge,3 Benjamin Dutch,3 Joseph Fow- 
ler,3 gentleman, Benjamin Gilbert,^ Joseph 
Gilbert,3 yeoman, Ebenezer Knowlton,7 
yeoman, John Whipple, jr.,^ gentleman. 
Ami Ruhamah Wise,^ esq., and Daniel 
Wise,* shopkeeper, all of Ipswich; 
Thomas Baker,3 yeoman, Thomas Chee- 
ver,9 gentleman, Robert Edmonds,3 
yeoman, Thomas Fuller,3 currier, Elka- 
nah Hawks,5 yeoman, John Hawks, 
jr.,3 yeoman, John Hawkes, 3^,3 tanner, 

* The amounts are indicated by the indices i to 
10, placed after the name of the stockholders in 
this list, and signify that those marked i sub- 
scribed to the amount of ;^50; 2, £7^'* 3> 
;^ioo; 4,£i2S\ S,;^iSo;6, ;^i75; 7,£ 200; 8, 
£aoo\ 9y£S^' 

Moses Hawks,3 yeoman, Daniel Hitchins,3 
yeoman, John Jencks,3 blacksmith, Nathan 
Jenks,3 blacksmith, Samuel Jenckes,3 
blacksmith Richard Mower, 7 gentle- 
man, Francis Norwood,^ blacksmith, 
David Townsend,^ yeoman, Jonathan 
Wayt,3 yeoman, Benjamin Wiley, sr.,* 
yeoman, and Benjamin Wiley, jr.,^ yeo- 
man, all of Lynn; John Hill,^ yeoman, 
John Knights,' yeoman, Joseph Knights,' 
yeoman, and Samuel Morgan,? yeoman, 
all of Manchester ; Edward Clark,3 yeo- 
man, Jonathan Corlis,3 yeoman, Abiel 
Kelley, jr.,3 yeoman, and Richard Kelley,? 
yeoman, all of Methuen ; David Wilkins,^ 
yeoman, of Middleton ; Stephen Ordway,3 
yeoman, Bartholomew Pearson ,3 mill- 
wright, and Jonathan Pearson,3 clothier, all 
of Newbury ; William Adams,3 Nathaniel 
Mighill7 and Amos Pilsbury,3 yeomen, all 
of Rowley; Eleazer Brown,3 yeoman, 
Joshua Buffum,3 yeoman, Benjamin 
Creesy,3 wheelwright, Joseph Creesy,5 
yeoman, Daniel Gardner,? gentleman, John 
Gardner,? yeoman, David Goldthwayt,3 
yeoman, Capt. Benjamin Ives,? merchant, 
Samuel Manning,^ gunsmith, Israel 
Porter, jr.,3 yeoman, John Porter,^ yeoman, 
John Procter,3 yeoman, and Henry Put- 
nam ,3 yeoman, all of Salem ; Israel Web- 
ster,3 yeoman, and Stephen Webster,3 ship- 
wright, both of Salisbury ; Thomas Baker,3 
yeoman, and Richard Towns ,3 yeoman, 
both of Topsfield ; and John Kimball,? 
yeoman, and John White, 3 yeoman, both 
of Wenham. These amount in all to 
eleven thousand and six hundred pounds. 

Though forbidden by the general court 
some of these bills were circulated. Their 
entire suppression was sought but differ- 
ences existed as to means. 

Governor Belcher, threatened to dismiss 
from office all persons holding commissions 
under his hand who had anything to do 
with the issue of paper money by this pri- 
vate bank. Believing that the good of the 
country' depended upon this money, many 
patriotically resigned their commissions, 
among them being John Choate of Ips- 
wich and Dr. Robert Hale of Beverly, 
two of the directors of this bank. 



There threatened a popular uprising 
against Governor Belcher and the council 
for opposing the bank scheme. Rev. 
Jonathan White of Gloucester wrote to 
the governor, apologizing for promoting it. 
The representatives favored it, and suc- 
cessfully sought the governor's removal. 

In 1 74 1, a company formed in Essex 
county applied to the general court, John 
Choate of Ipswich heading the petition, for 
authority to issue notes to the amount of 
fifty thousand pounds on land securities. 
They were not, however, encouraged to 
proceed, though they had engaged an 
engraver, and indeed printed some of 
their bills, which were probably never cir- 
culated. There are only three of these 
known to the writer to be in existence, 
one at Portland, and the others in theEssex 
Institute at Salem. The headquarters of 
the company was at Ipswich. The 
form of the bill is shown in the frontis- 
piece of this number of The Antiquarian. 


Continued from volume VIII, pa^e lyg. 

Thomas ffowler of Amesbury and wife 
Hannah conveyed to James fFreeze 6 
acres of upland in Amesbury bounded by 
Merrimack river, highway, Edward Cottle, 
grantor and George Carr, sr., with dwell- 
ing house, etc., in free and comon sock- 
age, Feb. 18, 1669. Wit : Jeremiah Hub- 
bard and Jn*^ Hoyt, jr. Ack. Oct. 14, 
1670, before Nath^ Saltonstall, commis- 

Sam" ffelloes of Salisbury, weaver, for 
^3, conveyed to Jn° Maxfeild of Salis- 
bury, planter, my 10- acre planting lot 
granted to me by town of Salisbury and 
situate therein at ye long hill, bounded by 
Anthony Colby, Jn° Stevens and Wm. 
Brown, March i, 1655. Wit ; Tho : Brad- 
bury and Jn*' Pressie. Ack. 27: 12:1671, 
before Robert Pike, commissioner. 

Richard Dole of Newbury, merchant, 
discharged Tho : Davis of jQd^ received 
by Mr. Tho : Clarke of Boston, Sept. 22, 
1673. Wit: Wm. Gerish and John 
Knight. Ack. Feb. 24, 1674, before 

Nath: Saltonstall, commissioner. This 
was written on back of the followmg in- 
strument, and was in discharge of the 

Thomas Davis (his 2 mark) and Jos- 
eph Davis, both of Haverhill, to Richard 
Dole of Nuberie, merchant, for £^(ii paid 
by bill to Mr. Joseph Dudley of Roxbery, 
son-in-law and assignee of ye worshipful 
Edward Ting of Boston in Essex, esquire, 
mortgaged the messuage said Joseph now 
lives upon in Haverhill, westward of ye little 
or saw-mill river, 200 acres, bounded by 
said river, west meadow highway, Hogg- 
hill highway, land in possession of Thomas 
Lilforth and land in ye hands of Robert 
fford, with the orchard, barn and dwell- 
ing house in which said Joseph now lives, 
standing thereon : also, 9 acres of meadow 
which was laid out in Haverhill to said 
Thomas Davis, Sept. 7, 1671. Wit: An- 
drew Grele and Robert fford. Ack. by 
both Sept. 7, 1671, before Nath" Salton- 
stall, commissioner. 

Isaac Pirkins of Hampton agreed with 
Tho : Philbrick of Hampton : Said Isaac 
for love to his son Jacob Pirkins, and in 
consideration of a marriage between said 
Jacob and Mary Philbrick, daughter of 
said Tho : Philbrick, conveyed to said 
Jacob one acre of land in Hampton, 
bounded by Tho : Philbrick, a common 
highway and said Isaac Pirkins ; also, 2 
acres of planting land adjoining above lot 
and also bounded by Tho : Philbrick ; also 
6 acres of salt marsh between Jn° Brown's 
farm and Salisbury line ; also, y>, of all his 
upland and meadow or marsh now in pos- 
session of said Isaac, after the decease of 
said Jacob's father and mother, &c. ; said 
Tho : Philbrick, for love, conveyed to his 
daughter Mary Philbrick ;^40, a part to 
be paid by 3 acres of land in Hampton, 
bounded by said Isaac Pirkins and a com- 
on highway; dated March 19, 1668-9. 
Susanah Pirkins was the wife of said 
Isaac. Wit : Edward Gove and Jos : Dow. 
Ack. by both 14 : 7 : 167 1, before Sam^^ 
Dalton, commissioner. 

Robert Ring of Salisbury, cooper, for 
;^6, conveyed to Mr. Tho. Bradbury of 



Salisbury interest in 6 acres of land situated 
upon a place called Robert Ring's island 
in Salisbury, laid out by the town of Salis- 
bury and taken on execution by said town 
Oct. — , 1665, April 23, 1666. Wit: 
Samuell ffowler and Ephraim Winsley. 
Ack. 26: 7 : 167 1, before Robert Pike, 
commissioner. Possession given in pres- 
ence of Andrew Grele and David Wheel- 

Rev. Seaborne Cotton of Hampton, 
clerk, for;£5i, conveyed to John Garland 
of Hampton, planter, 200-acre farm grant- 
ed to me by town of Hampton in Hamp- 
ton about four miles west of the meeting 
house upon Hogg pen plain, bounded by 
land laid out to Willi : ifuUar, sr., now in 
ye possession of Jn° ffullar and ye house 
now built is built in ye line dividing be- 
twixt ye said farm and ye land of Jn° fful- 
lar, one half of the house upon each lot, 
the farm being an average of about 130 
rods wide and 220 rods in length ; and 30 
acres of meadow, & c, about 160 rods 
from the house, May 4, 1671. Wit : Sam- 
uell Dalton, jr., and Hannah Dal ton. Ack. 
May 5, 167 1, before Samuell Dalton, com- 

John Gill (his P mark) of Salisbury, 
planter, and wife Phebe (her D mark) , for 
;£2o, 7 J., 6^., and 500 feet of good board 
and a bill of ;£"9, 12 ^., 6 ^., conveyed to 
Tho : Bradbury a dwelling house, house- 
lot, orchard, etc., in Salisbury ; also, ^ of 
yt island called William Barns' island ; al- 
so, a division of land on ferry neck being 
a 4-acre planting lot which I bought of 
Anthony Sadler ; the said houselot lies be- 
tween ye highway leading to ye ferry and 
ye houselot formerly Mr. Jn** Hodges and 
now in ye possession of Tho : Bradbury 
butting upon ye street, ye planting lot 
formerly Josiah Cobham's now in ye pos- 
session of Isaac Buswell ; and ye said is- 
land lies encompassed with ye meadows 
of Jn" Clough, WilH : Barnes, Rodger East- 
man, Jn° Bayly, Will : Sargent and Lionell 
Worth, June 25, 1662. Wit: William 
Buswell and Andrew Grele. Ack. 5 : 8 
mo: 1 67 1, before Robert Pike, commis- 

John Ilsly of Salisbury, barber, conveyed 
to Mr. Tho : Bradbury of Salisbury four 
divisions of upland in Salisbury on ye ferry 
neck formerly belonging to John Eyer, 
John Clifford, Henry Brown and myself, 
formerly and now inhabitants of said town, 
March 25, 1660. Wit: Willi: Buswell 
and Henry Brown. Ack. 5 : 8 mo : 1671, 
before Robert Pike, commissioner. 

Jn° Ilsley of Salisbury, barber, for 30 s., 
conveyed to Mr. Tho : Bradbury of SaUs- 
bury a division of upland on ye ferry neck 
in Salisbury formerly ye land of Joseph 
Parker, May 20, 1663. Wit: WilU : 
Bradbury and Jane Bradbury. Ack. Oct. 
5, 167 1, before Robert Pike, commission- 

Abraham Drake of Hampton, yeoman, 
for money paid to me or by my order to 
Capt. Pendleton, conveyed to Sam^^ fful- 
sham of Exiter 2 j4 -acre houselot in Exiter, 
bounded by Nath^^ Boulter now in ye 
hands of Sam^ ffoulsham, ye fresh river, a 
way, and land granted to James Wall, Oct. 
8, 1666. Wit : Elizabeth Ayers and Han- 
nah Dalton. Ack. by grantor and his 
wife Jane Drake (who signed) July 8, 
1668, before Sam^ Dalton, commissioner. 

Capt. Christopher Hussey of Hampton, 
for ;^8o, conveyed to my sons Steven 
Hussey and John Hussey, both of Hamp- 
ton, land that is due to me on ye island of 
Nantuckett and all neat cattle, goats, 
horses, etc., there, Oct. 23, 1671. Wit: 
Sam" Dalton. Ack. 23 : 8 : 1671, before 
Sam" Dalton, commissioner. 

Richard Morgan (signed by O mark) 
of Exiter in ye river of Pascataway, plant- 
er, conveyed to Sam" ffolsome of Exiter 
a certain house and 2 J^ -acre houselot in 
Exiter, bounded by land of Jn** Robinson 
now in ye tenure of Sam" Levett, Abraham 
Drake now in ye occupation of grantee, 
and a common way yt goeth by ye fresh 
river, March 23, 1668. Wit: John ffol- 
some and Edw : Smith. Ack. by grantor 
and wife Rebecca (who released dower, 
signing by mark C) Oct. 12, 167 1, before 
Sam" Dalton, commissioner. 

John Godfrey of Hampton, tailor, con- 
veyed to Abraham Pirkins, jr., }^ acre of 



swamp land in Hampton at ye end of 
grantee's lot, bounded by Jn° Marian, Jn*' 
Godfrey, grantee and common land, March 
2, 1670-1. Wit: John Clifford and Han- 
nah Dalton. Ack. March 2, 16 70-1, be- 
fore Sam" Dalton, commissioner. 

Jonathan Smith of Hampton, brick mak- 
er, conveyed to Abraham Pirkins, jr., of 
Hampton, carpenter, 6 acres of planting 
land in Hampton in a common field called 
ye north plain, being J^ of ye 1 2 acres 
granted to Henry Sayword sometimes of 
Hampton, the 1 2 acres being bounded by 
Anthony Tayler, Jn** Brown (formerly in 
ye hands of Jn" Sanders), and ye com- 
mons of Hampton ; ye other half of ye 12 
acres being now in ye hands of Robert 
Page, May 30, 1667. Wit: AUexander 
Dunham (his O mark) and Mehitable 
Dalton. Ack. June 5, 1667, before Sam" 
Dalton, commissioner. 

Steven Dowe of Haverhill, husband- 
man, for ^40, conveyed to Phillip East- 
man of Cambridge and Nath" Singletary 
of Haverhill 32 acres in Haverhill to ye 
westward of ye saw mill river, bounded 
by ye long plain that leads to Michaell 
Emerson's farm, James Pecker, highway 
that goeth to ye west meadow, Georg 
CorUs, Willi : Allin of Salisbury and com- 
mon land, June i, 1669. Wit: Robert 
Swan and Robert Clement. Ack. by 
grantor July 31, 1669, before Nath" Sal- 
tonstall, commissioner. Grantor's wife Ann 
Dow released dower March 2, 1669-70, 
before Nath" Saltonstall, commissioner. 

Execution: William ffifeild v. Richard 
Oliver, dated April 14, 1671. Levied by 
Abraham Drake, marshall of Hampton, 
May 4, 167 1, one share of cow common 
in Hampton, and 3 acres of land at Ass 
bridge in Exiter, bounded by Hampton 
line, highway that goes to Exiter, some- 
times William Taylers. 

Execution : Abraham Drake, Benjamin 
Swett and Henry Green v. Capt. Walter 
Barfoot and Mr. Henry Greenland, dated 
10 : 8 mo: 1671. Levied by Abraham 
Drake, marshall of Hampton, 21: 8 : 
167 1, on land lying on Kitterie point, ex- 
cept the warehouse site by Capt. Bare- 

foot over against ye great island, 
bounded by Major Shapleigh; and ap- 
praised by John Redman, sr., and Jno 
Pickerin chosen by Capt. Barefoot 
and Henry Green chosen by the 
marshall. Also levied upon £50^ worth 
of biskett of Capt. Walter Barefoot, ap- 
praised by Mr. Richard Stileman and 
John Redman, sr. Also levied upon 2046 
feet of pine boards of Mr. Henry Green- 
land, appraised by Rowland ffiansall and 
Nath" Drake chosen by Henry Green and 
Mr. Greenland at 30 j.per thousand, Nov. 
15, 1 67 1. Remainder of the execution 
was satisfied by Isaac Coule upon Mr. 
Greenland's account, Nov. i8ori9, 1671. 

Rev. John Wheelwright, pastor to ye 
church and congregation of Salisbury, for 
love, conveyed to my daughter Sarah, ye 
now wife of Richard Crispe of Boston, 
merchant, after my decease, all my houses 
and lands in ye township of Nawthorp, 
Bound thorp and Cumberworth, Lincoln- 
shire, England, lately in ye occupation of 
John Green, Nov. 2 1 , 1671. Wit: John 
Stevens (his I mark) and Tho : Bradbury. 
Ack. 28 : 9 : 167 1, before Robert Pike, 

Robert Jones (his I mark) of Ams- 
berie, yeoman, for £42, mortgaged to 
Richard Dole of Nubery, merchant, 25 
acres of meadow in Salisbury, bounded by 
ye town creek, a creek, ye widow Worth, 
William Sargeant, ye ware island and 
Merrimack river, Nov. 15, 1671. Wit: 
Tho : Woodbridg, Richard Currier and 
Joseph Hills. Ack. 28 : 9 : 1671, before 
Robert Pike, commissioner. 

William White of Haverhill and wife 
Mary (her M mark), for ;^i6, conveyed 
to Rodger Eastman of Salisbury a 2d di- 
vision lot of 16 acres in Haverhill which 
was formerly a lot of John Generics, 
bounded by John Williams, sr., Abraham 
Witticker, Merries creek and Long hill, 
Sept. I, 1670. Wit: Daniell Hendrick 
and Thomas Walle. Ack. by W. W., his 
wife Mary consenting. May 22, 167 1, 
before Nath : Saltonstall, commissioner. 

Maj. Robert Pike of Salisbury, planter, 
for land, to Mr. Tho : Bradbury of Salis- 



bury my lo-acre lot of upland in Salis- 
bury, bounded by Thos. Carter, land in 
ye hands of John Bayly, John Stevens, 
Richard GoodaJe's rye lot, and Pawwaus 
river. May 4, 1668. Wit: John Pike, 
Robert Pike, jr., and Dorethie Pike. 
Ack. 25: 10: 1671, before Sam^^ Dalton, 

Maj. Robert Pike of Salisbury, for a 3- 
acre lot of meadow, bounded by grantor, 
cove and creek, conveyed to Tho : Brad- 
bury of Salisbury a 4 -acre lot of meadow 
in ye great meadows towards ye beach 
point in Salisbury, bounded by Mr. Henry 
Monday, Robert Ring, ye great neck and 
marsh granted to Mr. Sam^^ Winsly, April 
24, 1657. Wit: Samuel Hall and Mary 
Wiggin. Ack. 25: 10: 1671, before 
Sam^ Dalton, commissioner. 

Onesephorus Page (his O mark) of 
SaHsbury, weaver, and wife Mary (her M 
mark), for 40 s., conveyed to Mr. Tho : 
Bradburie of Salisbury, planter, ye divi- 
sion of upland belonging as an addition 
to ye planting lot of Tho : Hauxworth 
sometime of Salisbury, deceased, being 2 
acres on ye ferrie neck so called in Salis- 
bury, 5 : 14 : 1669. Wit : PhiHp Challis 
and Sam : ffoot. Ack. by both July 14, 
1670, before Robert Pike, commissioner. 

Corp. Christopher Palmer of Harnpton, 
planter, for ;^5o, conveyed to Daniell 
Tilton of Hampton, blacksmith, a parcel 
of upland and meadow in Hampton up 
Tayler's river near ye Indian graves, the 
upland being the south half of 100 acres 
which Nath^^ Boulter bought of John Bar- 
rat, the other half being now in ye posses- 
sion of John Huggins ; ye meadow con- 
taining yt one half of ye meadow which 
Jno Barratt sold to Nath^ Boulter, joining 
to said upland, according to ye grant in 
Exeter town book, which was sometimes 
John Legatts, and half of it lately sold to 
Christopher Palmer by Nath" Boulter, 
Oct. 20, 1671. Wit: Mary Slanian and 
Joseph Dow. Grantor's wife Susanna Pal- 
mer consents. Ack. 2:11: 1671, before 
Sam^ Dalton, commissioner. 

John Ilsly of Salisbury, for one-half of 
one-half of ye lO-acre meadow lot granted 

to Rev. William Worcester by ye town of 
Salisbury, lying in a place called ye great 
meadow near ye neck bridge, and con- 
veyed to me by Edward Gone of Hamp- 
ton, planter, today, conveyed to said 
Gone my 2 -acre addition lot of salt marsh 
in Hall's farm in Salisbury, lying in a 
corner of marsh next Hampton line, for- 
merly belonging to Richard Goodale, sr., 
now deceased ; also, my addition of marsh 
belonging to ye purchase of Hall's farm, 
being one acre and 12 rods, lying between 
ye lots of John Severans and William Os- 
good, sr., in SaHsbury; also, my propor- 
tion of marsh I bought of John Easman 
in ye same division, being 166 rods and 
one acre ; also, my proportion I bought 
of Abraham ffitts, being one acre and 1 7 
rods of marsh, adjoining above lot, 
bounded by Edward ffrench and Anthony 
Stanian; also, 4 divisions of upland, my ' 
own, Rodger Eastman's, Robert ffitts' 
and John Maxfeild's, lying in yt division 
between William Allin's lot and ye high- 
way, 16: 11: 1 67 1. Wit: Tho: Brad- 
bury and Phill : Challis. Ack. Jan. 16, 
167 1, before Robert Pike, commission- 

Edward Gone of Hampton conveyed 
to John Ilsly of Salisbury, barber , 8 acres 
of upland lying in Hall's farm in Salisbu- 
ry, bounded by John Clough and Georg 
Goldwyer, the highway running through 
ye said farm and Cane's brook, being lot 

numbered 35 on ye town book, , 

1669. Wit : Tho : Bradbury and William 
Bradbury. Ack. Jan. 16, 1671, before 
Robert Pike, commissioner. 

Edward Goue of Hampton, planter, 
for several lots of land in Hall's farm in 
Salisbury, conveyed to Jno Ilsly of Salis- 
bury(?), birber, my half of Timothie 
Worcester's half of ye lo-acre lot of fresh 
meadow in Salisbury, formerly ye lot of 
Rev. William Worcester, deceased, lying 
in ye great meadow, bounded by meadow 
lot formerly of John Saunders, Mr. Henry 
Byly, ye great neck and ye little river, 1 1 : 
16: 167 1. Wit: Tho: Bradbury and 
Phill: Challis. Ack. 16 : 11 : 1 671, before 
Robert Pike, commissioner. 



Thomas Bradbury, sr., of Salisbury, 
planter, in consideration of a marriage 
consummated between Jn'' Stanian of 
Hampton and my daughter Mary Brad- 
bury, as part of her portion, conveyed to 
my said son-in-law my share of land and 
marsh of Mr. Hall's farm in Salisbury, and 
my part of ye addition of land laid out 
by Salisbury to ye said farm, Oct. 13, 
1664. Wit: William Samborn and 
Nath" Boulter. Ack. Oct. 13, 1664, 
before Sam* Symonds. 

To be continued. 


Ann Bishop married John Elethorp Aug. 
2, 1750. 

Samuel Bishop married Elizabeth Green 
Sept. 3, 1770. 

Sarah Bishop married Matthew Rolls, 
both of Marblehead, Nov. i6, 1749. 

— Marblehead town records. 

Old Mary Bishop died March 26, 1789 
(says Coffin). 

Hannah Bishop married George Jack- 
man July 6, 1728. 

Lydia Bishop published to Joseph 
Willit, jr., Nov. 6, 1728. 

Lydia, daughter of Mary Bishop, single- 
woman, born Aug. 29, 1749. 

Elizabeth Bishop published to Daniel 
Goodwin Oct. 5, 1734. 

Mary Bishop, servant of Mr. Parker, 
died Dec. 11, 1683. 

— Newbury town records. 

Mary Bishop, adult, baptized June 17, 
1744. — Rowley church records. 

Abigail, daughter of Abigail Bishop, 
baptized June 29, 1701. — Topsfield 
church records. 

John Bishop of Marblehead published 
to Elizabeth Burn of Wenham May 5, 
1764. — Wenham town records. 

Hannah Bishop married George Wallis 
of Manchester April 30, 1718. — Beverly 
town records. 

Children of John and Sarah Bishop : 
Sarah, born June 11, 1720, and John, 
born April 6, 1722. — Bradford town rec- 

James Bishop published to Sally Ende- 
cott Feb. 9, 1788. 

Margaret Bishop (born in Salem Feb. 
6, 1795) married Jonas Harrington June 
II, 1 815, in Salem. 

— Danvers town records. 

Susannah Bishop published to Samuel 
Dodge 6 : 10 : 17 13. 

Children of Job Bishop : Dinah, born 
June 19, 1657 ; Sarah, born May 19,1659 ; 
and Hannah, born Dec. 24 [1662?]. 

Sarah, daughter of Jacob (Job?) and 
Hanna Bishop, born April 18, 1687. 

Anna Bishop married Elisha Newman 
Jan. 21, 1786. 

Samuel Bishop, son of Nathaniel, died 
in 1703. 

— Ipswich town records. 

Elizabeth Bishop married Eliezer Giles 

Sept. 25, 1677. " James Bishop 


William Bishop of Salem married 
Dorothy Hooper of Beverly Oct. 15, 

Priscilla Bishop of Salem married Sam- 
uel Day of Gloucester Aug. 19, 1702. 

John Bishop married Sarah Hawkins, 
both of Salem, Aug. 2, 1769. 

Samuel Bishop married Peggy Cox, 
both of Salem, Dec. 30, 1787. 

Sally Bishop married Charles Holden, 
both of Salem, Jan. 30, 1794. 

Joseph Bishop married widow Hannah 
Hammond, both of Salem, Nov. 17, 

John Bishop married widow Betsey 

Roles, both of Salem, March 27, 1796. 

John Bishop married Catharine Dodge 
Dec. 15, 1766. 

Sarah Bishop married Joseph Hender- 
son, both of Salem, Oct. 22, 1783. 

Townsend Bishop was granted land in 
Salem in 1635, and was of Salem in 1644, 
probably removing from the town in 

— Salem town records. 

John Bishop of Salem, mariner, and 
wife Sarah, daughter of Elizabeth Trench, 
deceased, 1770, 1783. 

John Bishop of Gloucester, laborer, 



Joseph Bishop of Salem, tallow-chand- 
ler, 1 795-1 797, and wife Hannah, 1795, 

Townsend Bishop sold house and land 
in Salem in 1646. 

John Bishop of Newbury, 17 12, had a 
son Capt. John Bishop of Woodbridge, 
N. J., that year, who was a captain in 
1692 and 1712 ; and apparently of New- 
bury in 1710-1. 

— Registry of deeds. 

Mary Bishop of Ipswich, 1664, 1665. 

Job Bishop of Ipswich, 165 1, 8, 9, 
1665, wife Mary, 1665. Goodwife Smith 
was his sister-in-law, 1665. 

Tho : Bishop ef Salem, 1666. 

Benoni Bushopp of Gloucester, 1663. 

— Court records. 

Palmer Bishop lived in Marblehead, 
cordwainer, 1721-1772. He married, 
first, Miss Joanna Wood of Beverly (" both 
of Beverly") Jan. 13, 1736, in Marble- 
head; and she was his wife in 1744. He 
married, second, Elizabeth Messervy Dec. 
21, 1762. Administration was granted 
on his estate June i, 1772 ; the property 
amounting to ;^433, i8j., ^d. His wife 
Elizabeth survived him ; and administra- 
tion was granted on her estate Feb. 2, 
1784. He had a daughter Elizabeth, who 
married George Barker June 5, 1744, and 
was his widow in 1772. — Records. 

James Bishop married Priscilla Peabody 
of Middleton Nov. 4, 1 790 ; and lived in 
Dan vers. Children : James, born Feb. 
5» i793> i^ Middleton: William, born 
Sept. 29, 1795, in Danvers; and Daniel, 
bom July 25, 1797, in Danvers. — Middle- 
ton and Danvers town records. 

Baptized April 15, 1722, Dorothy, 
daughter of Will™ and Dorothy (Hooper) 
Bishop, on ye grandmother's account 
(Mrs. Elis : Woodbury), who had taken 
it as her own upon ye mother's death to 
bring up. 

Children of Edward, jr., and Mary 
Bishop baptized : Priscilla, Aug. 14, 
1681 ; Joseph, April 8, 1683 ; Sarah, May 
24, 1685 ; Benjamin, July 17, 1687 ; and 
John, 27 : 9 : 1689. 

— Beverly First Church records. 

Children of Townsend Bishop baptized: 
Leah (dau.), 19: 4- ^634; and Jon. 
(son), 31: 5: 1642. —Salem First 
Church records. 

John Bishop lived in Newbury, 1648- 
1663, on the Island of Nantucket before 
1670, and in Woodbridge, N. J., in 1677 ; 
carpenter, 1648; married Rebecca 
(Kent), widow of Samuel ScuUard of 
Newbury, yeoman, Oct. 2, 1647 ; and she 
was his wife m 1663. Children, born in 
Newbury: John, born Sept. 19, 1648; 
Rebecca, born May 15, 1650; Joanna, 
born April 24, 1652 ; Hannah, born Dec. 
lOj 1653 ; Elizabeth, born Aug. i, 1655 ; 
died March 11, 1655-6; Jonathan, born 
Jan. II, 1656-7; Noah, born June 20, 
1658 ; David, born Aug. 26, 1660. — Reg- 
istry of deeds, and Newbury town records. 

Henry Bishop of Ipswich married at 
Boston Feb. 20, 1657, widow of Eliza- 
beth Wilbore, and died before 1664. 

Job Bishop of Ipswich, 1648, son of 
Thomas Bishop of Ipswich, married, first, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. George Phil- 
lips, and by her had daughter Elizabet h, 
who died Feb. 27, 1652. By a second 
wife he had Dinah, born June 19, 1657 ; 
Sarah, born May 19, 1659 ; and Hannah, 
born Dec. 24, 1662. 

William Bitner of Andover married, in 
1648, Sarah Ingalls of Andover. 

— Savage. 


There's lot o' music in 'em, the hymns of long 

An' when some gray-haired brother smgs the ones 

I used to know, 
I sorter want to take a hand — I think o' days 

gone by, 
" On Jordan's stormy banks I stand and cast a 

wistful eye." 

' There's lots of music in 'em — those dear, sweet 

hymns of old, 
With visions bright of lands of light and shining 

streets of gold ; 
And I hear 'em ringing — singing, where Mem'ry 

dreaming stands, 
*' From Greenland's icy mountains to India's 

coral strands." 



They seem to sing forever of holier, sweeter 

When the lillies of the love of God bloomed 

white in all the ways ; 
And I want to hear their music from the old-time 

meetin's rise, 
Till " I can read my title clear to mansions in the 


We never needed singin' books in them old days; 

we knew 
The words — the tunes of every one the dear old 

hymn book through ! 
We didn't have no trumpets then — no organs 

built for show ; 
We only sang to praise the Lord *' from whom all 

blessings flow." 

An' so I love the old hymns, and when my time 

shall come — 
Before the light has left me and my singing lips 

are dumb — 
If I can only hear 'em then, I'll pass without a 

'• To Canaan's fair and happy land, where my 

possessions lie!" 


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Kennedy) of Salem in 1685 ? Who were 
his parents, and where did they live ? k. 

450. Who was Robert Low of Ip- 
swich in 1686. L. 


88. Mary Wadleigh of Exeter, N. H., 
who married John Cram, was daughter of 
Robert^ (son of Robert,3sonof Capt. Rob- 
ert,^ son of John,* the immigrant) and De- 
borah (Smith) Wadleigh, and was born in 
Stratham, N. H. The will of her father, 
Robert Wadleigh, dated Aug. 17, 1733, 
and proved in September, 1733, mentions 
wife Deborah ; sons John and Robert ; 
and daughters Mary, Maria, Deborah, 
Sarah and Meribah, all young.— /ohn F. 
Johnson^ Ameshury^ Mass. 

442. Sarah Farrington, who married 
Joseph Breed at Lynn in 1683, was daugh- 
ter of Mathew Farrington, sr., of Lynn, 

and was born there 15:4: 1663. His 
will, dated Dec. n, 1700 (when he called 
himself "aged and weak of body"), was 
proved Jan. 20, 1700-1. In it, he men- 
tions his wife Sisly, sons Mathew, William 
and Theophilus Farrington, and a son of 
his son John Farrington, deceased ; and 
"I give to my Daughter Sarah Bread the 
feather Bed that is in my best Chamber 
^th ^]| ye furniture belonging to itt & my 
best Cubord & twenty pound in or as 
money to be paid feuen pounds by my 
Son William ffarrington and thirteen 
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The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. IX. 

Salem, Mass., October, 1905. 

*No. 4. 


The surname of Boardman is also 
spelled in the early records of Essex coun- 
ty Boarman, Bordman, Boreman^ Bor- 
man and Bourman. 

Boardman^, probably a resident 

of England, had at least two sons who 
came to America. 

Children : — 
2 — I. Thomas'^, baptized Oct. 18, 1601, in 
Claydon, England; so says Topsfield 
Historical Collections, volume viii 
(1902), page 104. See below (-?). 
2 — II. Daniel^, came to America. In his 
brother Thomas Boardman's will, in 
1670, he is mentioned as follows: 
" Item my will is that my Brother 
Daniell fhall abide with my wife 
while fhee Hues; and after her De- 
ceafe that he Ihall continue while he 
Hues with my fonne Thomas to be 
mainteyned by him." 

Thomas Boardman^, baptized in Clay- 
don, England, Oct. 18, 1601. He was a 
cooper by trade, and settled in Ipswich, 
Mass., in 1634. He was called "a very 
old man " in 167 1. His wife Margaret 
probably came from England with him. 
He died before May 26, 1673 ; his will, 
dated Dec. 17, 1670, being proved June 
i9> 1673. His estate was appraised at 
;^554, 6 J., dd. His wife Margaret sur- 
vived him, and died in Ipswich Nov. 25, 

Children : — 
4 — I. MaryS, b, about 1629; m. Robert Kins- 
man of Ipswich before 1665; and she 
was living in 1679. 
5 — n. Daniel^, b. about 1639. {See below ^). 
6 — ni. Martha^, b. about 1641 ; m. Thomas 
Low of Ipswich July 4, 1660; and was 
living in 1679. 
7— IV. Thomas^, b. about 1643. See below (7). 

8 — V. Joanna^, b. about 1649; m. Isaac Fel- 
lows of Ipswich Jan. 29, 1672. 

Daniel Boardman3, born in Ipswich 
about 1639. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Ipswich until 1665, when he 
purchased the farm of William Evans in 
Topsfield, and removed thither. He 
afterwards lived in Topsfield, and was one 
of the selectmen of the town in 1668 and 
1669. He married Hannah Hutchinson 
April 12, 1662, in Ipswich; and died in 
Topsfield April 27, 1708. She survived 
him, and lived in Topsfield, his widow, in 
1723, being an " aged person." 

Children : — 
9 — I. Joseph*, b. about 1662. See below (9). 
10 — II. Nathaniel'*, b. about 1664. See belovf 


II — III. Thomas^ b. June 15, 1666, in Tops- 
field; probably settled at Cape Porpus 
in Maine. 

12 — IV. Hannah'', b. Feb. 18, 1670, in Tops- 
field; m. Eleazer Putnam of Salem 
about 1693; and was living in 1706. 

13 — V. MarV*, m. Ebenezer Foster of Ipswich 
Jan. 23, 1705-6; lived in Rowley; and 
d. before 1720. 

14 — VI. Wait John'*, b. Aug. 23, 1676, in Tops- 
field. See below {14). 

15 — VII. David'* (twin), b. June 21, 1682, in 
Topsfield; d. at Preston, Conn., un- 
married, Feb. I, 1724-5. 

16 — VIII. Jonathan* (twin), b. June 21, 1682, 
in Topsfield; laborer; lived in Tops- 
field, where he d., unmarried, Oct. 3, 
1723, aged forty-one. 

Thomas Boardman3, born in Ipswich 
about 1643. H^ ^^ * farmer, and 
lived in Ipswich. He married Miss 
Elizabeth Perkins of Ipswich Jan. i, 1667- 



8; and she died Dec. 4, 17 18. Mr. 
Boardman died Oct. — , 17 19, l^is will, 
dated Oct. 24, 17 19, being proved Nov. 

3» 1719- 

Children, born in Ipswich : — 
17— I. Thomas*, b. Aug. 8, 1669. See below 

18— II. Jacob*, b. June 10, 1671. See below 

19 — III. John*, b. March 18, 1672-3; probably 

d. before 1719. 
20— IV. Offin*, b. Dec. 3, 1676. See below 

21 — V. Margaret*, b. April 5, 1681; m. 

Thomas Burnam, jr., of Ipswich Sept. 

30, 1 703 ; and was living in 1 720. 
22 — VI. Elizabeth*, b. Nov. 6, 1686 ; m. Jedi- 

diah Titcomb of Newbury (pub. June 

29, 1 71 7); and was his wife in 1720. 

Joseph Boardman*, born in Ipswich 
about 1662. He was a yeoman and 
house-carpenter, and lived on the late 
James Manning farm in Topsfield. He 
married Prudence Foster Feb. 17, 1696- 
7 ; and died in Topsfield May 18, i737- 
She survived him, and died, his widow, in 
Topsfield Oct. 28, 1755. 

Children, born in Topsfield : — 
23 — I. Abigail^, b. Sept. 8, 1700; m. Isaac 
Cummings of Ipswich March 8, 1716- 


24 — II. Hannah^, b. Aug. 16, 1703; m., first, 

Jacob Perkins Dec. 5, 1 721; second, 
John Batchelder of Topsfield Aug. 23, 
1763; and d. in Topsfield April 27, 
1783, aged seventy-nine. 


Corp. Nathaniel Boardman*, born in 
Ipswich about 1664. He was a husband- 
man and carpenter, and lived in Topsfield. 
He was commissioned quartermaster by 
Lt.-gov. William Dummer Aug. 16, 1723. 
He was prominent in town affairs, being a 
selectman in 1723, 1727, 1728, 1730 and 
1732 ; and representative to the general 
court in 1727, 1737, 1740 and 1741. He 
married Miss Abigail Rolfe of 'Newbury 
June 28, 1 7 10; and she died in Topsfield 
Aug. II, 1749. He died in Topsfield 
March 7, 1758, being •* an aged m*an." 
In his will, he gave ;£"5, 6j., 8</., towards 
building a new meeting house, provided it 

is set where the old one then stood. He 
also gave to the church ;^i, 6^., 8c?. In 
the later years of his life he was called 
" gentleman." 

Children, born in Topsfield : — 
25 — I. Nathaniel^, b. April 9, 1711; lived in 
Topsfield; m. Martha Perley of Ips- 
wich April I, 1736; and d. in Tops- 
field Aug. 26, 1736. She m. second- 
ly, John Chapman, jr., of Topsfield 
March i, 1738-9; and she was the 
latter 's wife in 1756. 
26 — II. ABIGAIL^ bapt. Sept. 5, 1714; d. Sept. 
13, 1736, in Topsfield. 


Wait John Boardman*, born in Tops- 
field Aug. 23, 1676. He was called 
" John Boardman," having discarded his 
first name. He was a husbandman, and 
lived in Topsfield until his father's death, 
when he removed to Preston, Conn., 
after being faithful and a comfort to his 
father. He married Mary Billings of 
Preston May 4, 17 13; and died Feb. 2, 
1739. She survived him, and died, his 
widow, May 24, 1776. 

Children, bom in Preston : — 
27 — I. Eunice*, d. Feb. 6, 17 14. ^ 

28 — II. •, b. Nov. 15, 1715; d. Nov. 20, 

29 — III. John*, b. Dec. 21, 1716. See below 

30 — IV. Hannah'^, b. Oct. 20, 1718. 
31 — V. Elijah', b. March 13, 1720; lived in 

Preston; m. Mary Tyler March 15, 

1749; and d. Dec. 20, 1759. They 

had five children. 
32 — VI. Joseph*, b. Oct. 20, 1722; captain of 

the 2d CO. of the 8th Conn, regiment; 

m. Rachel Killam of Preston Sept. 8, 

1749; and d. Sept. 23, 1796. They 

had twelve children. 
33 — VII. Mary', b. March 20, 1724; m. Henry 

Williams Oct. 12, 1743. 
34 — VIII. EuNiCE% b. July 10, 1728 ;m. Capt. 

Stephen Perkins of Topsfield Aug. 11, 

1748; and lived in Topsfield. 
35 — IX. Lois*, b. Oct. 14, 1 730; m. John Cot- 

trell before 1 756. 


Cornet Thomas Boardman*, born in 
Ipswich Aug. 8, 1669. He was a carpen- 
ter, and lived in Ipswich. He married, 
first, Sarah Langley about 1697 ; and she 
died Dec. 27,1725. He married, second, 



Mrs. Sarah Gurley (published May 6, 
1727) j and she died April4, 1735. He 
died in 1736 (?), having conveyed his 
house, barn, shops and land in Ipswich to 
his son John Boardman in 1720. 
Children, born in Ipswich : — 
36 — I. JoHN^, b. Feb. 13, 1697-8. See below 

37 — n. Abel", b. Sept. 23, 1700 (bapt. June 
12, 1 71 5); yeoman, joiner and gun- 
smith; lived in Ipswich; m. Mary 
Warner (pub. May 23, 1735); he d. 
in Ipswich May 16, 1752; she sur- 
vived him, and m., secondly, William 
Buswell of Amesbury, cooper (pub. 
April 10, 1754). Mr. Boardman prob- 
ably had no children. 

38 — III. Sarah*, m. Thomas Cross of Ipswich, 
turner (pub. Feb. 18, 17201); and 
she was his wife in 1 736. 

39 — IV. Hannah*, m. John Treadwell of Ips- 
wich, yeoman, Oct. 9, 1728; and was 
his wife in 1 736 . 

40^v. Martha*, m. Caleb Pool of Gloucester, 
yeoman, March 28, 1727; and she 
was his wife in 1 736. 

41 — VI. Elizabeth*, m. Joseph Manning of Ip- 
swich, gentleman, Nov. 14, 1732. 

42 — VII. Lucy*, bapt. 21: 10: 1712; m. John 
Appleton, 3d, of Ipswich, joiner, Aug. 
4, 1 731; and she d. Feb. 24, 1790, 
'* aged seventy-three." 

43~viii. Stephen*, bapt. 8: 7: 171 7. See be- 
low {4s). 

44 — IX. Langley*, bapt. Feb. 18, 1721-2; d. in 
Ipswich Feb. 14, 1737, aged sixteen. 


Jacob Boardman^, born in Ipswich June 
10, 167 1. He was a yeoman and car- 
penter, and lived in Ipswich. He married, 
first, widow Martha Rogers May 18, 1699 ; 
and she died June 10, 1 740. He married, 
second, Mary Ash of Wenham Sept. 20, 
1742 (published in Ipswich Aug. 22, 
1 741); and died in Ipswich Dec. 10, 
1756. His wife Mary survived him, and 
removed to Boston in 1757. His estate 
was insolvent, paying a dividend of about 
forty-five per cent. 

Children, born in Ipswich : — 
45 — I. Margaret*, b. May 6, 1700; m. Rich- 
ard Manning (pub. Oct, 20, 1 722). 
46—11, Jacob*, b. AprU i, 1702; yeoman; lived 
in Ipswich; m. widow Zeruiah Bur- 
nam of Ipswich July 26, 1750; both 
became of unsound mind in 1760; in 
1763, he was being boarded with 

Ebenerer Fuller and the next year 
she was being boarded with 
James Platts (in Rowley?); they were 
both living in 1 769. There were np 
children, apparently. 

47 — in, Mary*, b. Nov. 20, 1704. 

48-— IV. Priscilla*, b. July 25, 1707; m. Joseph 
Manning (pub. Jan. 22, 1726). 

49 — V. John*, b. Sept. 5, 1709. See below (4g), 

50 — VI. Hannah*, bapt. 11:9: 1711. 

SI— VII. Elizabeth*, bapt. 23: 3: 1714; d.May 
4, 1736. 


Capt. Offin Boardman4, born in Ip- 
swich Dec. 3, 1676. He lived in Ipswich 
until 1707, when he removed to Newbury, 
from whence he removed to Salisbury in 
1729 or 1730. He was at first a weaver, 
and then a mariner or coaster, and the 
last few years of his life were spent as an 
innholder in Salisbury. He married, first, 
Sarah Heard in Ipswich Feb. 28, 1698; 
and she died in Salisbury May 27, 1738. 
He married, second, Judith Morss of 
Newbury April 24, 1740 ; and died March 
22, 1749, in Salisbury, at the age of seven- 
ty-two. His wife Judith survived him. 
His estate was valued at ;£" 1,685, ^ ^^'* 4^' 
He had considerable property at North 
Yarmouth, Me. 
Children : — 
52 — I. Offin*, b. Dec. 16, 1698, in Ipswichw 

See below {j2)» 
53 — II. Sarah*, m. Stephen Coffin, jr., of New- 
bury Aug. 16, 1722; and both die^ 
before 1748. 
54 — III. Eli2:abeth*, d. in Newbury April 27, 

55— IV. Nathaniel*, bapt. July 8, 1705, in Ip- 
swich; probably d. young. 
56 — V. John', b. Dec. 6, 1707, in Newbury; 

probably d. young. 
57 — VI. Margaret*, b. Oct. 28, 1710, in New- 
bury; d. in Salisbury July 18, 1730. 
58 — VII. Abigail*, b. Dec. 28, 1712, in New- 
bury; m. Stephen Hook Jan. 25, 
1732-3; and probably d. before 1748, 
without issue. 


Capt. John BoardmanS, born in Pres- 
ton, Conn., Dec. 21, 17 16. He lived in 
Preston until 1745, when he removed to 
Topsfield, Mass., where he afterwards 
resided. He mariied Elizabeth Cagwin 
(or, Kegwin) of Stonington, Conn., Jan. 



26, 1736; and died April 7, 1780, "in 
something of a sudden & unexpected 
manner," aged sixty-three. She survived 
him, and died, his widow, Feb. 3, 1789. 

Children : — 
59 — r. Hannah^, b. in 1737, in Preston; m. 
Lt. Daniel Towne of Topsfield Feb. 

3, 1 761 ; and d. in Topsfield Dec. 30, 
1814, aged seventy-seven. 

60 — II. Abigail^, b. in 1739, in Preston; m. 
Stephen Foster, jr., of Topsfield Jan. 

4, 1763; and d. in Topsfield July 8, 
1786, of consumption, at the age of 

61 — III. Nathaniel^ b. in 1741, in Preston; 
"died from Home in ye Army'' in 

62 — IV. Lois^, b. in 1744, in Preston; m. Thom- 
as Cummings, jr., of Ipswich April 26, 
1763; by the change of town line they 
lived in Topsfield after 1774; she d. 
Dec. 6, 1792. 

63 — V. Elizabeth^, b. Sept. 18, 1746, in Tops- 
field; m. Benjamin Johnson of Ipswich 
Sept. 8, 1766; they removed to Lim- 
erick, Me., being among the very 
first settlers of that town. 

64 — VI. John®, b. Sept. 24, 1748, in Topsfield; 
m. Bethiah Gidding of Ipswich Nov. 
8, 1770; and d. Jan. 28, 1771, aged 
twenty-two. She m., secondly, Josiah 
Fitts, 3d, of Ipswich Feb. 20, 1776; 
and, thirdly, John Gould, jr., of Tops- 
field June 3, 1777. Mr. Gould had 
no children apparently. 

65 — VII. Mary®, b. March 12, 1 750-1, in Tops- 
field; m. Josiah Cummings Dec. 6, 
1781 ; and lived in Andover. 

66 — vni. Daniel®, b. Dec. 26, 1752, in Tops- 
field. See below {66). 

67--IX. Eunice®, b. Feb. i, 1755, in Topsfield; 
d. July 12, 1768. 


Capt. John BoardmanS, born in Ipswich 
Feb. 13, 1697-8. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Ipswich, having a pew in the 
South church. He deeded his farm to 
his dutiful son John in 1 743. He married 
Abigail Choate (published Nov. 27, 
1720) ; and died in Ipswich Oct. i, 1760. 
His estate was appraised at ;^ 1,1 73, igs.y 
4^. She was his wife in 1757. 

Children, born in Ipswich : — 
68 — I. John®, bapt. May 6, 1722. See below 

69 — II. Abigail®, bapt. March 8, 1723; m. 

Thomas Prime of Rowley (pub. Jan. 

24, 1746-7; and she lived in Rowley, 

his widow, in 1762. 
70 — III. Thomas®, bapt. March 20, 1725. See 

below {70), 
71 — IV. Sarah®, bapt. April 21, 1728; d. Nov. 

4, 1737- 
72 — V. Mary®, bapt. Dec. 6, 1730; d. Nov. 4, 

73 — VI. Lucy®, bapt. Aug. 5, 1733; ^' ^o^* 4» 

74 — VII. Francis®, bapt. July 18, 1736; d. Nov. 

5i 1737- 
75 — VIII. Sarah®, bapt. Nov. 12, 1738; lived in 

Ipswich, unmarried, spinster, in 1763. 

76 — IX. Mary®, bapt. April 11, 1742; m. James 

Kinsman of Ipswich Nov. 6, 1760; 

and was his widow in 1 764, when she 

lived in Ipswich. 


Stephen BoardmanS, baptized in Ip- 
swich 8:7:1717. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in Gloucester in 1738, and 
after 1741 in Ipswich. He married 
EHzabeth Cogswell of Ipswich (published 
Sept. 22, 1744). He sold his house, 
barn, shop, land, etc., in Chebacco 
parish, where he lived, in 1748, and 
probably removed from town. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : — 
77—1- Elizabeth^, bapt. Dec. 22, 1745. 
78—11. Stephen^, bapt. April 24, 1748; d. 

79— III. Stephen®, bapt . Oct. 14, 1750. 


John BoardmanS, born in Ipswich Sept. 
5, 1709. He was a yeoman, and lived 
in Ipswich. He married Mrs. Anna 
Fuller (published Feb. 24, 1748); and 
died before Nov. 5, 1759, when adminis- 
tration was granted upon his estate, which 
was valued at ;£"444, 4^., 10^. She sur- 
vived him, and married, secondly, Joshua 
Low April 3, 1 760. She was Mr. Low's 
wife in 1767. 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : — 
80 — I. Elizabeth®, bapt. Dec. 3, 1749; m. 

Daniel Warner (pub. July 5, 1766). 
81 — II. Daniel®, bapt. Jan. 18, 1756. See 

below {8/). 


Offin BoardmanS, born in Ipswich 
Dec. 16, 1698. He lived in Newbury; 
and married Sarah Woodman of Newbury 



Jan. 17, 1722-3. He died before Oct. 
20, 1 735, when administration was granted 
upon his estate, which was valued at 
;^785, 17 J. He had much land and 
some cattle at North Yarmouth, Me. She 
survived him, and married, secondly, 
Stephen Wyatt of Newbury Nov. 1 7, 1 737- 

Children, born in Newbury : — 
82 — I. Offin^ b. Sept. 6, 1723. See below {82). 
83—11. Thomas^ (twin), b. March 7, 1726. See 

below (<^j). 
84 — III. Elizabeth^ (twin), b. March 7, 1726; 

no. John Pearson, 3d, of Newbury 

May 5, 1748. 
85 — IV. Jacob^, b. Dec. 29, 1727 ; lived in New- 

buryport, shopkeeper and naerchant, 

86 — V. JOHN^, b. Oct. I, 1730. See below {86). 
87 — VI. Jonathan^. See below {87). 


Capt. Daniel Boardman^, born in 
Topsfield Dec. 26, 1752. He was a yeo- 
man, and lived in Topsfield. He was 
captain of the military company at Tops- 
field, and a soldier of the Revolution. He 
married Lydia Bishop of Rowley (pub- 
lished Nov. 25, 1776) ; and died May i, 
1803, having a military funeral. She sur- 
vived him ; and married, secondly, John 
Batchelder, sr., Aug. 30, 181 2; dying 
in Pittsfield, N. H., Oct. 12, 1841, aged 

Children, born in Topsfield : — 
88 — I. Eunice'', b. Jan. 8, 1778; m., first, Jon- 
athan Porter of Danvers Nov. 30, 
1797; second, Jeremiah Putnam of 
Danvers Oct. 16, 1810; and d. May 
2, 1852. 
89 — II. John', b. Oct. 10, 1779; lived in Tops- 
field; m. Rebecca Gould March 18, 
1802; and d. June 17, 1856. They 
had five children. 
90— III. Bishop', b. Sept. 26, 1781; yeoman; 
lived in Topsfield and Danvers ; and 
d. in Danvers, unmarried, Oct. 20, 


91 — IV. Daniel^ b. Nov. 11, 1783; lived in 
Topsfield; m. Elizabeth Gould March 
15, 1804; and d. at sea. She m., 
secondly, Artemas W. Perley of Box- 
ford May 20, 1823. Mr. Boardman 
had three children. 

92 — V. Betsey', b. Jan. 8, 1785; d. young. 

93 — VI. Betsey', b. Jan. 12, 1787; m. David 
Marden March 4, 1824; and d. at 
Pittsfield, N. H., Aug. 10, 1875. 

94— VII. Lydia', b. in 1788; d. Sept. 9, 1796, 
aged eight. 

95 — VIII. Nathaniel', b. Sept. 29, 1790; shoe 
manufacturer; lived in Danvers; m., 
first, Nancy Putnam May 16, 181 6; 
shed. March 19, 1823; m., second, 
Anna Putnam Nov. 25, 1824; she d. 
June 27, 1872; and he d. in Danvers 
Oct. 27, 1876. He had six children. 

96 — IX. Sally', b. Dec. 3, 1793; m. Benjamin 
Towne of Topsfield March 12, 1812; 
and d. Aug. 28, 1872. 



Lt. John Boardman^, baptized in Ip- 
swich May 6, 1722. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in Ipswich. He married Mary 
Baker (published Nov. 25, 1743) ; and 
died in Ipswich March 10, 1755. She 
survived him, and married, secondly, 
John Potter, jr., June 15, 1758. Mr. 
Boardman had a negro man named Sippeo. 
They attended the South church. 

Children, born in Ipswich : — 
97 — I. Mary', bapt. Feb. 17, 1 744 ; probably 
m. Robert Dodge, both of the Ham- 
let parish (pub. April 11, 1764). 
98 — II. Francis', bapt. March 8, 1746. See 

below {g8). 
99 — III. Lucy', bapt. July 9, 1749; living, 1764, 
m. Nathaniel Lord, 3d, of Ipswich 
July 4, 1 771. 
100— IV. John', bapt. Oct. 6, 1751; living in 

1767. ,. ^ 

loi — V. Ebenezer', bapt. Sept. 29, 1754*, lived 
in Ipswich ; baker; and administration 
was granted on his estate July 16, 


Thomas Boardman^, baptized in Ip- 
swich March 20, 1725. He was a yeo- 
man, and lived in Ipswich, being called 
<* gentleman " during the last years of his 
life. He married EHzabeth How (pub- 
lished May 23, 1747) ; and died before 
June 4, 1776, when administration was 
granted upon his estate, which was ap- 
praised at ;^i,2 35, OS., jd. She survived 
him, and was his widow in 1783. She 
probably married, secondly, Capt. Richard 
Homan Sept. 23, 1792. They attended 
the South church. 

Children, born in Ipswich : — 
102 — I. Elizabeth', bapt. Feb. 28, 1747-8; 
d. May 23, 1767. 


103— II. Thomas', bapt. Feb. 18, 1749; ^i^i^g 
in 1783. 

104— III. Joseph', bapt. Jan. 5, 1752; yeoman; 
lived in Ipswich, 1 796. 

105 — IV. John How', bapt. March 24, I754» 
yeoman; hved in Ipswich, 1796. 

106 — V. Abigail', bapt. May 30, 1756; m. 
Nathan Brown (pub. July 11, 1776). 

io'7— VI. Sarah', bapt. Sept. 3, 1758; m. Abra- 
ham Brown (pub. Dec. 30, I779)- 

108— VII. Abel', bapt. Oct. 5, 1760; baker; 
lived in Newburyport; m. Miss Lydia 
Potter of Ipswich May 11, 1783; and 
d. in 1816. He had a son Thomas. 

109---VII1. Susanna', bapt. Nov. — , 1762; m. 
James Bumham Feb. 5, 1786, 

1 10 — IX. Stephen', bapt. Sept. 16, 1764; cord- 
wainer; lived in Ipswich; m. Martha 
Kinsman June 2, 1791 ; and had a son 

Ill— X. Francis', bapt. Aug. 3, 1766; baker; 
lived in Marblehead; and d. there, 
suddenly, March 31, 1823, aged fifty- 
six, leaving no children. 

112— XI. Elizabeth', bapt. July 31, 1768; m. 
Ephraim Brown, jr., Nov. 13, 1791. 

Daniel Boardman^, baptized in Ipswich 
Jan. 18, 1756. He lived in Ipswich, 
being a mariner or fisherman and lighter- 
man. He married, first, Mary Hodgkins 
Sept. 15, 1778; and she died March 6, 
1799. He married, second, Bethiah 
Burnham (published Sept. 28, 1799); 
and died May — , 1823, his estate being 
insolvent. His wife Bethiah survived 

Children, bom in Ipswich : — 
113 — I. Mary', bapt. Aug. 20, 1780. 
114 — II. John', bapt. July 29, 1781. 
115^ — III. Daniel', bapt. Dec. 23, 1782. 
116 — IV. Francis Hodgkins', bapt. Jan. 9, 

1785; cordwainer; lived in Salem; m. 

Lucy Gray of Salem Nov. 29, 1810; 

and d. April -, 1826. They had two 

117 — V, Anna', bapt. Nov. 26, 1786. 
ii8 — VI. Abigail', bapt. Feb. 27, 1791. 
119 — VII. Lucy', bapt. May 14, 1797. 
120— viii. ', d. Feb. 13, 1799. 


Offin Boardman^, born in Newbury 
Sept. 6, 1723. He was a shipwright and 
boat builder, and lived at the port in 
Newbury, which was incorporated as New- 
burjrport in 1764. He married, first, 
Hannah Carrof Newbury Oct. 21, 1746; 

THE ESSEX antiquarian. 

and she was living in 1774. He married, 
second, widow Tamizen Stevens of New- 
buryport Oct. 10, 1778. He died in 
Newburyport April 26, 1802; and his 
wife Tamizen died, his widow, in 181 2. 

Children, born in Newbury : — 
121 — I. Offin', b. Feb. 18, 1747. See below 

122 — II. Elizabeth', b. Oct. 2, 1749; m. Wil- 
liam Work of Newburyport, house-car- 
penter; and they were living in 1805. 
123 — III. Hannah', b. March 29, 1751; m. Ed- 
mund Sweat of Newburyport, rope- 
maker, Oct. 3, 1767; and they lived 
in Newburyport in 1805. 
124 — IV. Thomas', b. Nov. 20, 1752. See be- 
low {124). 
125 — V. Moses', b. Nov. 21, 1754. 
126 — VI. Samuel', b. March 29, 1757. 
127 — VII. Rhoda', b. Jan. 29, 1759; spinster; 
and lived in Newburyport in 1805. 


Thomas Boardman^, born in Newbury 
March 7, 1726. He was a boat builder, 
and lived in Newbury. He married Anne 
Pearson May 9, 1749; ^^^ ^^^^ ^ i7Si* 
His estate was appraised at ;£429, 17 J. 
She married, secondly, Joseph Moulton 
Sept. 5, 1754; and died in or before 


Child, born in Newbury : — 
128— I. ', b. in 1 75 1. 


John Boardman^, born in Newbury 
Oct. I, 1730. He was a shipwright, and 
lived in that part of Newbury which was 
incorporated as Newburyport in 1764. 
He married Judith Marsh of Haverhill 
Nov. 9, 1752; and he died before Jan. 
31, 1 791, when administration was grant- 
ed upon his estate. She survived him. 

Child, born in Newburyport : — 
129—1. John', b. Aug. 14, 1767; of Newbury- 
port, boat builder, 1 79 1, 1793. 

Capt. Jonathan Boardman^, born in 
Newbury. He was a ship carpenter and 
mariner, and lived in that portion of New- 
bury that was incorporated as Newbury- 
port in 1764. He married Rebecca 
Moody March 12, 1 7 6 1 . His will, dated 
Aug. 26, 1808, was proved June 10, 1 813. 



She survived him, and died, his widow, 

in 1814. 
Children : — 

130 — I. William', b. March 31, 1762, in New- 
bury; d. before 1808. 

131 — II. Rebecca', b. Sept. 30, 1764, in New- 
buryport; m. Benjamin Shuteof New- 
market, N. H., May 21, 1785; and d. 
before 1808. 

132 — III. Jonathan', lived in Newburyport, 
cooper, 1808; and was living in 18 14. 

133 — IV. Sarah', m. Moses Goodrich of New- 
buryport July 6, 1789; and she was 
living in 1814. 

134 — V. Mary', b. Oct. 9, 1772, in Newbury- 
port m. Samuel Chase of Newbury- 
port Oct. I, 1790; and was living in 

135 — VI. Betsey', b. Feb. 14, 1776, in New- 
buryport; m. Waterman before 

1808; and was living in 1814. 

136 — VII. Judith', was unmarried in 1814. 

Capt. Francis Boardman?, baptized in 
Ipswich March 8, 1746. He was a 
master-mariner, owning the Rambler, a 
schooner of ninety tons burden. He 
married Mary Hodges of Salem; and 
erected a fine house east of the common 
in Salem, on the comer of Boardman 
street, where he lived. He died in Port 
Au Prince, of fever, Feb. 10, 1792, aged 
" forty-four." His estate was appraised at 
;^ 4,756. She survived him, and died, his 
widow, in 1828. They were attendants 
at the East church. 

Children : — 
137 — I. Mary', b. about 1778; m. Benjamin 
Williams Crowninshield of Salem, 
member of congress, United States 
senator, and secretary of the navy, 
Jan. I, 1804; and was living in 
138 — II. Elizabeth', b. about 1779; m. Nath- 
aniel Bowditch of Salem March 25, 
1798; and d., of scrofula, Oct. 18, 
1798, aged nineteen. 
139 — in. Francis^ b. about 1784; lived in Sa- 
lem, mariner, 1828. 
140— IV. John', bapt. July 30, 1786, in East 
church, Salem; d. May 14, 1791, aged 
five years. He bad consumption and 
grew deformed. 
141--V. Sarah', bapt. Oct. 7, 1787, in East 
church, Salem; m. Zachariah F. Sils- 
bee ; and was living in 1828. 


Thomas Boardman7, baptized in Ip- 
swich Feb. 18, 1749. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in Ipswich. He married 
Hannah . 

Children, baptized in Ipswich : — 
142 — I. Langley', bapt. June 19, 1774. 
143 — n. Hannah', bapt. Oct. 27, 1776. 
144 — III. Thomas', bapt. March i, 1778. 
145 — IV. John', bapt. April 30, 1780. 
146 — V. Daniel Noyes', bapt. Feb. 12, 1792. 

% 121 

Capt. Offin Boardman7, born in New- 
bury Feb. 18, 1747. He was first a mari- 
ner, and subsequently a merchant. He 

married, first, Sarah about 1770, 

and she died in Newburyport Aug. 29, 
1796. He married, second. Miss Sally 
Tappan of Newburyport April 20, 1797. 
They lived in Newburyport ; and he died 
about 1811, his will, dated March i, 
1808, being proved Sept. 5, 18 11. His 
wife survived him, and died, his widow, 
Aug. — , 1820, in Newbury. 

Children, born in Newburyport : — 
147 — I. SuKEY Greenleaf', b. Dec. 29, 1771; 

d. young. 
148 — II. Hannah Carr', b. Aug. 13, 1775; m. 
Amos Tappan of Newburyport, mer- 
chant. May 9, 1798; and both were 
living in 1820. 
149 — in. Offin', b. Aug. 9, 1777; lived in New- 
bury, trader, in 181 1. 
150 — IV. Benjamin Greenleaf', b. Sept. 25, 

151 — V. Susan Greenleaf', b. Oct. 22, 1788; 

m. Odiorne before 1820. 

Thomas Boardman^, born in Newbury 
Nov. 20, 1752. He was a boat builder 
and mariner, and lived in Newburyport. 
He married Miss Anna Noyes of Newbury- 
port (published July 11, 1776); and 
died there Nov. 17, 1788. She survived 
him, and died, his widow, in 1809. The 
inventory of his estate amounted to ;^267, 
I2J., dd. He had a pension from con- 
gress, paid at Philadelphia. 

Children : — 
152— I. Anna', b. about 1776; living in 1797. 
153 — II. Mary', b. about 1778; lived in New- 
bury; and d., unmarried, in 181 3. 
154— III. Rhoda', b. about 1780 ; living in 1797. 



15s — IV. Thomas^, b. about 1782; mariner; 

lived in Newburyport; and was Jiving 

in 1813. 
156 — V. Eunice*, b. about 1785; living 1797. 
157 — VI. MosES^, b. about 1787; living 1797. 
158 — VII. Michael^ b. about 1789; living in 




This burial-place in the woods at West 
Gloucester is the original cemetery of the 
Second parish in Gloucester. The meet- 
ing house and parsonage were located 
near here. The oldest gravestone now 
standing there and decipherable bears 
date of 1720. The following are all of 
the inscriptions to be found there bearing 
dates prior to 1800. 

In memory of 
Mrs. Lucy Bray. 

wife of 
Cap. Moses Bray. 
who died 
1799. ^t. 62. 

In memory of 


Wife of M"^ 


who Died 14*^ Sept. 


Aged 54 Years & 3 M°. 


2 4 



Here lies buried 

the Body of 


who departed this Life 

March the 9**^ 1782 

in the 82*^ Year 

of his Age. 

In Memory of 

Wife of 


died March 9*^ 1785 

in the 76*^ Year 

of her age 




4 4 

Here lies the Mortal 

Remains of 

Dea'^ JosiAH Choate 

who departed 

this life 

Au^ 20, 1798 : 

^t d,^. 




1747 AGED 30, DAY« 






17489 AGED 






2 O' 



DEC^^ JAN'-y Y« 10 1730 
IN Y« 6 i8t YEAR 





^rs Ruth 

1730 In Y« 59 YEAR 














Here lyes y® Body of 

M^^ Jemima Haskall, 

Wife to Deacon 

William Haskall ; 

Who Departed this life 

June }® i" 1 761. in y® 

77*^ Year of Her Age. 

Here lies Buried 
the Body of Deacon 
William Haskell 
who departed this 
Life Feb'^y lo*^ 1766 


the 77" 
of his 



10 D« DEC^ MAY Y« 13*^ 

Here lies Buried the 

Body of M"^ 

Samuel Herrick 

who Departed this Life 

Sep* y« 11^^ 1764 

Aged 62 Years. 

DEC^^ July Ye 21st 
1736 IN Ye 28th 


IN Y« 






♦Foot stone. 



17 1720 

IN Y« 14*^ YEAR 




THE 18*^ 1748 IN 
THE 80^^ YEAR 


IN Y^ 

Y« 31 





Y« 8'* 1724 



2 2 

7 2 o/i 

& Mrs L Y D I A 
3 YEARS & 8 Mo 
2 9th I 7 3 I 



Continued from page 64. 

Court, 30: 4: 1657. 

Present: Worship^ Simon Bradstreet, 
Worship^ Dan : Dennison, maj.-gen., Mr. 
Sam : Simons, and Major Willm Hathorne. 

Jury of trials : Mr. Tho : Gardner, Mr. 
John Browne, Serg. Tho: Hayle, John 
Millord, John Raman and Willm Golt of 
Salem, Hen: Collins, Garrett Spencer, 
Jo" ffuUer and Rob* Potter of Lynn, Willm 
Haskall of Gloster, and Rich : Hutten of 
Wenham. Left. Lothrop, Mr. Jewett, 
Rob : Lord and Hum : Woodbery chosen 
in room of the Lynn jurymen in Tho. 
Dexter's case. 

Robert EUwell of Gloster sworn con- 
stable of Gloucester. 

Andrew Mansfield and Richard Blood 
sworn constables of Lynn. 

James Axie sworn clerk of the market 
for Lynn. 

Jo° Bartoll fined a noble for absence 
from the grandjury. He appeared, and 
fine was abated. 

Mr. Zacheus Gold confessed judgment 
to Mr. Hen : Bartholmew. 

Wm. Waters of Marblehead appointed 
administrator of the estate of his father 
Stephen Waters, deceased. 

Thomas Dexter v. Thomas Laiton, 
George Keaser, Robert Coates and Joseph 
Armytage, for Lynn. Case. About title 
to Nahant. Trespass, etc., feeding cattle 
and building houses there, etc. Verdict 
for defendants. Appealed. Thomas Dex- 
ter and Richard Woody his son-in-law 
bound to prosecute appeal. [John Rams- 
dell, aged fifty-five years, deposed that 
twenty-five years ago, when he was a ser- 
vant of Captain Tomer, his master and 
other inhabitants of Lynn, before it was a 
town, fenced in Nahant. Sworn in Salem 
court 30 : 4 : 1657 ; Elias Stileman, clerk. 

Christopher Lindsey testified that 
Thomas Dexter bought Nahant of Black 
Will or Duke William, and employed him 
(said Lindsey) to fence it when I lived 
with Thomas Dexter. Sworn 15 : 2 : 1657, 
before ffra Johnson, commissioner. 



John Hedg, aged forty- five years, testi- 
fied that about twenty-five years since his 
master as then was Mr. Vmpries with 
several others of Lynn as now is fenced 
in Nahant and put in some cattle. Sworn 
27 : 2 : 1657, before Thomas Marshall, 
commissioner of Lynn. 

*<The teftimonie of william winter 
Aged 73 years or theirabouts, Teftifieth 
that Black will or duke william foe Called 
came to my houfe (w*'^ was two or three 
miles from Nahant) when Thomas Dex- 
ter had bought Nahant of him for a futt 
of Cloths, the faid Black will Afked me 
what I would giue him for the Land my 
houfe ftood vppon, itt beinge his Land, 
and his ffathers wigwame ftood theirabouts, 
James Sogomore & John, & the Sogomor 
of Agawame & diuers more. And George 
Sogomor beinge a youth was p'^fent all of 
them acknowHdginge Black will to be the 
Right owner of the Land my houfe ftood 
one & Sogomor hill & Nahant was all his 
and further faith not 

'' This is A Coppie of an oath taken 
before me ffra. Johnfon Comiffione"" 15**^ 



— FilesJ] 

Maj. Willm Hathorne and Amos 
Richardson, assignees of Mr. John Gif- 
fard v. Roger Tyler. Case, for not satisfy- 
ing an execution against Joseph James, 
security. [Writ, dated 22: 4 : 1657, 
served by Samuel Archard, marshall of 
Salem. Attached corn. — Files.'] 

Thomas Gage v Allen Breede, who 
married ye widow of Will : Knight. 
About a cow which belonged to said 
Gage's wife Joanna, daughter of said 

John Hathornejand Samuell Archard, 
assignees of Mr. Sam^ Bennett v. Mr. 
Henry Webb. Debt. Work at Iron works 
in carting of coal and mine. 

Roger Haskall v. Jacob Barney and 
Wm. Dodge, attorneys to Garvis Garford. 
Case. [Writ, dated 20: 4: 16 — , ad- 
dressed to the marshall of Salem. — Files.'] 

Thomas White v. Isaack Cozens. For 
unjust molestation. [Writ, dated , 

served by Browne, marshall. — Files,] 

John Bradstreete, attorney to Mr. Wm. 
Stratton, appealed from Marblehead 
commissioners. Review. Suit against 
Ed : Pitford. [Writ : Edward Pittford v. 
William Straton, dated July 28, 1656; 
signed by court, ffra : Johnson ; served 
by Sam'l Gatchell, deputy-constable of 
Marblehead. Grounds of appeal by Mr. 
Johnson and John Bartoll, dated June 23, 
1657, on file. The arbitration, William 
Beale's testimony, Edward Pittford's and 
John Bartoirs receipts. Copy of E. P.'s 
receipt, signed by his mark ; witnesses : 
Nathaniel Pickman and mark of Richard 
Rowland. Copy made by Francis John- 
son. William Beale and John Bradstreette 
deposed that they heard Edward Pitford 
say that the work he sued Mr. Stratton 
for was the first work he did at the mill. 
Copy of verdict on file. — Files.] 

Joseph Armytage v. Edward Richards. 
About a boat, and not paying " old Ward 
of Boston." [Writ, dated 22 : 4 : 1657, 
served by Samuel Archard, marshall. 
— Files.] 

Joseph Armytage v. Edward Richards. 
Review. 1652 case. Defamation. 

Joseph Armytage, assignee to Henry 
ffane v. George HalsoU. 

Elias Stile man, assignee of Rich: 
Singletary v. Tho : Davis and Rob* Swan. 
Mr. Juett said that defendant will pay. 

Isaac Cozens v. Nathan iell Putnam. 

Phillip Nelson v. Mr. Rich: Dumer. 
Estate of Mr. Thomas Nelson, for ye 
time when he was agent of said Thomas. 
[Writ: Philip Nelson v. Mr. Richard 
Dummer; dated April 21, 1657; by the 
court, Robert Lord; served by Edward 
Browne, marshall, by attachment of horses. 
John Person deposed that he bought half 
of the mill of Mr. Dumer and hired Mark 
Prime to run it : also, as to the profits ; 
sworn before Samuel Symonds 23 : 4 : 
1656. Receipt of Ric : Dumer* of good- 
wife Crosse on file. Mark Prime deposed 
that before Mr. Thomas Nelson went away 
he asked him (Prime) about the profits 




of the mill, etc. ; sworn before Samuel 
Symonds 23 : 4 : 1656. John Norton* 
certified that Mr. Dumer handed the 
Nelson account to him about May 15, 
1656. Edward Woodman certified that 
Mr. Norton desired him to take the 
accounts, 9 : 4 mo : 1656. — Files.'] The 
accounts to be audited by Mr. William 
Browne, Mr. Edmo Batter and Mr. Dan- 

Mr. Joseph Jewett, guardian to Thom : 
Nelson v. Mr. Ric : Dumer. For with- 
holding a legacy in will of his father Tho : 
Nelson. [Writ: Mr. Joseph Jewitt of 
Rowley, guardian of Thomas Nelson of 
Rowley, son of Mr. Thomas Nelson, de- 
ceased V. Mr. Richard Dumer of Ipswich, 
executor of Mr. Thomas Nelson, deceased, 
testate ; for legacy ; dated June 6, 1657 > 
by the court Samuel Green; served by 
Edward Mitcherg. Copy of Thomas 
Nelson's will and inventory on file. Mr. 
Nelson's will is printed in The Antiqua- 
rian^ volume III., page 187. The in- 
ventory was taken by Edward Carlton, 
Sebastian Brigham, Thomas Barker and 
Joseph Jewett Feb. 23, 1648. Account 
of estate of Thomas Nelson, lately of 
Rowley ; paid to Lt. Remington, Good- 
man Pecker, Goodman Cousens, Marchant 
Jewet, Francis Parrot, Mark Prime, Good- 
man ffannell, Goodman Law, Goodman 
Boyce, Richard Langhome, Philip Nelson 
and Thomas Nelson ; signed by Ric. 
Dumer;* balance divided amongst the four 
children, into five parts ; Philip to have 
a double portion. — Files.] 

Robert Gray v. Abraham Whitehare. 
Review. Concerning his servant which 
he left at Virginia. 

Abraham Whitehaire v. Robert Gray. 
For leaving his son in Virginia. 

John Todd v. John ffuUer. Debt. 

The worsp^ Sam. Simons v. Edw : 
Browne. Trespass on the case. Enter- 
ing his house, severing his pewter dishes. 

Edw : Browne v. George Geedings. 
Appeal. Severing his pewter dishes and 
marking them. 


I : 5 mo : 1657. 

Some Ipswich people are to present 
their matters to the general court. 

About giving, by the town, ;£"ioo 
toward building or buying a house for 
Mr. Cobbitt. Does this vote of the town 
bind all the inhabitants ? 

Henry Rennolds of Salem sworn free- 

Will of John Pickering proved by Mr. 
Edm Batter, John Home and John Kitt- 
chen. The will is on file, and has been 
printed in full in The Antiquariany vol- 
ume VII., page 74. The inventory, 
amounting to ;£i37, 3 J., 2^., was sworn 
to by the widow Pickrin. 

John Rouden v. Wm. Canterbery. Not 

Will Canterbury v. John Rouden. Not 

Hen : Cooke arresting John Rouden. 
Not entered. 

Anis Chubb and Elizabeth Vinsent 
fined for fighting, railing, and scuffling. 

General court referred case of Thomas 
West concerning burglary and stealing on 
ye Lord's day. Guilty. To be branded 
in the forehead with a " B " and have one 
of his ears cut off. 

Mark Bachelour to bring in an inven- 
tory of his father's and mother's estate. 
To be paid to his brother John (under 
twenty-one years), and to his sisters 
Elizabeth and Hannah .(each under eigh- 

Thomas Robins bound for his wife's 
appearance and things stolen by her son ; 
fined, and to pay Rob* Lord. 

Lidia Norman admonished for being 
abroad at night feasting and drinking, 
and that she rode behind two fellows at 
eight o'clock at night without her master's 
or dame's consent. 

County rate on heads and estates to be * 
gathered. Treasurer to pay Mr. Batter 
his bill. 

Willm Robenson of Salem not dis- 
charged from training. 

Christoph"^ Lynsie of Lynn bound to 
good behaviour for bringing in a false de- 



Mr. Edmond Batter freed from troop, 
but not from the foot company of Salem. 

Mr. Edmond Batter's account as treas- 
urer of the county. 

Alice Bullock, widow, appointed ad- 
ministratrix of the estate of her husband 
Hen : Bullock, deceased. Inventory, 
^121, 2S. Estate to be given to ye son 
(under twenty-one years), to his daugh- 
ter (under eighteen), and to the widow 
for the bringing up of the children. [In- 
ventory of the estate of Henry Bullocke, 
jr., taken by Mr. Thomas Gardner and 
Nathaniel ifelton 10: to: 1656. Real, 
;^5o ; personal, £6g, iSs., 6d. ; total, 
^119, iSs.f dd. Add balance of ac- 
counts, ;£r, 3 J., dd. Due from Anthony 
Nedham, Goodman Herod, John Conck- 
linge and John Scot. Due to Mr. Cor- 
wine, Mr. Willyam Browne, Mr. Crom- 
well, Thomas Rootes, Sam : Eburne, 
Ralph Tompkins, Willyam Robinson, 
Rich^ Leach, Edward Wharton, Adam 
Westgate, Wudd Giles and Mr. Gardner. 
Had some land bought of Mr. Endecook. 
— FilesJ] 

Cassandrum, wife of Larrance Suther- 
ick, admonished for absence from meet- 

John Hathorne of Lynn was admon- 
ished for contemptuous words against ye 
authority, spoken to Bray Wilkins, con- 
stable of Lynn, while executing his office. 

ffrancis Vsselton fined for cursing a 
swine of Henry Haggett ** A pox . . . 
& the divill take her." 

ffrancis Vssellton fined for taking Ann, 
wife of Hen : Haggett by the shoulders 
and throwing her down, etc. 

Arrabella, wife of John Norman, fined 
for striking the wife of Nicho : Vinson. 

Martha Woolfe and Elizabeth Wood- 
bery, presented for fighting together, were 
discharged. [Elizabeth Woodberry rela- 
ted that she watched two oxen feeding in 
her husband's field that they should not 
go into Peter Woolfe's ground ; and she 
went to that side of the lot and sat down. 
Goody Woolfe came with a stick and 
said that one of the oxen was feeding on 
their ground, and struck Mrs. Woodberry, 

etc. Certified to by Abigail and John 

Martha Lemon, daughter of Rob* Lem- 
on, to be fined or whipt for birth of a 
bastard child. Her mother engaged to 
pay the fine. 

Hugh Allen fined ten shillings for 
being drunk. 

Major Hathorne brought in fines : 
Edw : Pitford, drunk, in Mr. Batter's 
hands ; John Pickworth , drunk. 

Maj. William Hathorne, clerk pro tem, 
in absence of clerk. 

George ffarr of Lynn, witness in case of 
Tho : Dexter and ye town, presented for 
taking a false oath. 

Five shillings at ye house for their at- 

6 : 5 mo : 1657. 

George ffarr of Lynn recognized to ap- 
pear at court as above. 

Court, 24 : 9 : 1657. 

Daniell Salmon confessed judgment to 
Tho : Wheeler. 

Tho : White confessed judgment to 
John West. 

Present : Wor^ Simon Brodstreete, 
Mr. Simons, Dan : Denison, major-gen- 
eral, and Maj. Wm. Hathorne. 

Grand jury : Jn° Ruck, Jn^ Simons, 
Georg Norton and Sam : Corning, all of 
Salem, Mr. Tho : Layton, Allen Bread, 
Ric : Johnson and George Tayler, all of 
Lynn, George Blake of Gloster (in room 
of Jo : Davis), Rob : Gowen of Wenham. 
Sam : ffreinds of Manchester, Jn° Peach, 
jr., of Marblehead, and Austum Kelum 
(in room of Robt Gowin) . 
. Jury of trials : Mr. Roger Conant, 
Walter Price, Robert Lemon, Sam : 
Gardner, Jn° Putnam and Wm. Dodg, all 
of Salem, James Axie, Wm. Langley, ]n^ 
Ramsdell, Bray Wilkins and Nath : Kert- 
land, all of Lynn, and Tho: White of 

James Moulton of Wenham sworn con- 
stable of Wenham. 

Jn** Devorex sworn constable of Mar- 

Wm. Beale v. Tho : Roulandson. For 
wrong done his wife under pretence of 



marriage, taking away her good name, 
and suing her mother at Hampton court. 
Appealed. Defendant and Jn^ Severans 

Robert Knight v. Robert Hawes. Debt. 
Tho : Wheeler, assignee to Left. Mar- 
shall V. Joseph Armytage and Tho: Ruck. 

Joseph Armytage v. Jn° Mansfeild. For 
taking insufficient security of Nath^ Chew, 
when he was attached. 

Joseph Armytage v. Mrs. Ann Keayne. 

Jn° Hathorne v. Mr. Oliver Purchis 
and his wife Sarah. Defamation. 

Ezekiel Wathen appointed administra- 
tor of estate of Thomas Wathen, de- 

At his request, the remainder of the 
fine of Wm. Browne of Gloster is remitted. 

Jn** Newman to Marke Quilter, bill for 
fees in two actions. 

George Farr discharged of his bond. 

"Joseph Redknap is allowed to draw 
beare at y® Spring betweene Salem & 
Lynn during the pleafure of the Court." 

Edw : Browne v. George Gittin. Ap- 

" Arthur Sandie of Marbleh* hath his 
Licence renewed to keepe an ordinary as 

Rebecca Yoe appointed administratrix 
of her husband Sam : Yoe's estate. In- 
ventory, ;£l2, lOS. 

Thomas Roulandson fined for a lie in 
his oath. 

Mrs. Ann Keayne granted five shillings 
fees from Jos : Armytage. 

Mr. George Emery fined forty shillings 
for changing a bottle of water of Goody 

George Keaser fined. 

Thomas Couldham fined. 

Sam Wilkins ordered to answer his pre- 

Christopher Lynsie freed from his bond 
to keep the peace. 

Constable Vnderwood fined for ab- 
sence from court. 

Richard Pitfold, presented for beastiali- 
ty, discharged. 

Ruben Cuppie accused Richard Pit- 
fold as above. Endangering Pitfold 's 
life. To be whipped. 

An illegal will of Agnis Baulch of Sa- 
lem, deceased, presented. Benjamin 
Balch appointed administrator. Invento- 
ry, ;^9, lis. [Widow Anis Woodbery, 
Nicholas Patch, her brother John Hill and 
his wife Abigail Hills, Rachell Rayment, 
Hannah Woodbury and John Grover tes- 
tified that they knew Anes Ballch more 
than two years before her death, and 
judge that all her estate would not pay 
Benjamin Balch and his wife for their 
trouble, labor and charge. Inventory of 
estate of Anes Balsh, lately deceased, 
taken by John Rayment* and Henry 
Hericke* Nov. 25, 1657. Amount, ^^9, 
lis. All personal. Charge of ;£i8, 
12 J., of Benjamin Balch* against the es- 

Robert Lemon's daughter's fine remit- 
ted at his request. 

Servants of the house to have eight shil- 

James Thomas fined for excessive 

Sam Wilkins fined for swearing by his 
faith and Cud's buds. 

Gregory Caswell, bound over for abu- 
sive carriage by fighting. Sureties : 
Christopher Codner, Gabrill Collins and 
Henry Muddle. 

Mr. Thomas Laughton, Lt. Tho : Mar- 
shall and James Axie sworn commission- 
ers to end small causes at Lynn before 
Mr. Billingham. [Andrew Mansfeild, 
constable, certified that Mr. Tho : Laugh- 
ton, Lt. Tho : Marshall and James Axey 
were chosen commissioners to end small 
causes in Lynn, by the freeman, 9 mo : 
1657. — Files.'] 

Mr. Edm : Batters of Salem, being in- 
debted to Peter Hunt of Coffons-well, 
County Devon, ^18, Mr. Hunt appointed 
ffrancis Simpson of Marblehead to receive 
it, and his (Hunt's) good friends Jn<* 
Goodman and Thomas Clarke, his attor- 
neys to sue, etc. Power dated Aug. 26, 




1657. Witnesses: Wm. Rogers and 
Wm. Pitt. 

[Presentments to Salem court 25 : 9 : 

Mordicha Creford of Salem for oppres- 
sion in selling a piece of Kearsey and 
two pairs of cotton stockings to Joseph 
Miles at excessive prices. Witnesses : 
Phillip Crumwell and Joseph Miles of 

Thomas Ivorey and Samuell Shaducke, 
both of Salem, for absenting themselves 
from public ordinances of God. Wit- 
nesses : John Rucke, George Norton and 
Samuell Archer of Salem. 

Town of Salem for not making their 
highway sufficient between Lynn and Ip- 
swich near Thomas James' house. Wit- 
nesses : George Norton and Andrew 
Mansfield of Lynn. 

Town of Salem for insufficent pound. 
Witnesses : John Simons and William 
Kinge of Salem. 

Town of Wenham for an insufficient 
highway where their mill formerly stood. 
Witnesses : Robert Gouing and Thomas 
White of Wenham. 

Mr. Oliver Purchase, Henry Leonard 
and Richard Blad, all of Lynn, for violent- 
ly taking away a parcel of iron from the 
officer who had attached it. Witnesses : 
Daniell Salmon and John Hathorne of 

By Thomas Laughton in the names of 
the rest. 

— FilesJ] 

To be continued. 


Hannah Biton, a mulatto woman, pub- 
lished to Cesar Coba, a negro, Sept. 20, 
1794 : but the issue of a certificate of mar- 
riage was forbidden by the overseers of 
the poor. They were married, however, 
April 19, 1795. — Salem town records. 

Mary Bixby married Aaron Smith Jan. 
16, 1786. 

Elizabeth Bixby of Middleton mar- 
ried Amos Richardson Sawyer of Me- 
thuen March 30, 1790. 

Samuel Stowers Bixby married Polly 
Sessions March 17, 1790. 

— Middleton town records. 

Hannah Bigsby married David Osgood 
Feb. 25, 1747. — Andover town records. 

Abigail Bigsby of Chebacco published 
to William Bennet April 20, 1720. — 
Ipswich town records. 


Ihe will of Mrs. Ann Jewett of Rowley 
was proved in the Ipswich court May 2, 
1 66 1. The following copy is taken from 
the original instrument on file in the pro- 
bate office at Salem. 

I m" Ann Jewett of Rowley In the 
County of esex Being weake of Body But 
of perfect vnderftanding and memory 
not knowing how Soone God may be 
pleafed to Call me away by death doe 
make and ordaine this my laft will and 

It Being that I haue in my owen dis- 
pofe one hundred pounds I will and dif- 
pofe of it as followeth 

Item I will that this one hundred 
pounds fhalbe equally devided and thes 
foure of my Children to witt John Allen 
Ann Allen Ifaac Allen and Boflbm Allen : 
only I will and Giue vnto my daughter 
Ann alien tenn pounds more then the 
Reft which fhalbe that is the ten pounds 
Giuen Befor the Reft of the hundred be 
devided : and as for thofe feuerall pertick- 
ulors ar at my dispofe in that Couenant 
betwene m^ Jofeph Jewet and me I w/// 
that thofe things that I haue not alredy 
Giuen to my daughter Priffilla that my 
fone John alien fhall haue a Gould Ring 
— the fillver wine Cup and the Reft I will 
and Giue vnto my daughter Ann Allen this 
I acknowledge to be my laft w///made the 
fift of february one thoufand fix hundred 
and i\xty in wittnes wherof I fet to my 
hand and I appoint m'^ Edward Raw^^w 
and m'^ Jeremiah Houchin to see the per- 
formeance hereof 

In prefence of hir marke 

Samuell Brocklebanke Ann A Jewett 
John harris 




The will of Richard Browne of New- 
bury was proved in the Salem quarterly 
court June 24, 1661. The following is a 
copy of the original instrument on file in 
the office of the clerk of courts at Salem, 
volume VI, leaf 139. 

Bee it knowne vnto all men by theife 
p^'fents that I Richard Browne of New- 
bury in the County of Effex in Neweng- 
land being ficke of body but of perfect 
memory do here make my Laft will and 
teftament firft I Comend my foule to god 
in Jefus Chrift and my body when it shall 
deceafe this life to be buryed in the bury- 
ing place in Newbury in hope of a ioyfuU 
refurrection. And for my worldly goods I 
difpofe as followeth. firft I giue to my Son 
Jof hua Browne when he shallbe of the age 
of one and twenty yeares, all that parfell 
of my vpland and meadow that lyeth 
neere the little Riuer as it is now inclofed, 
and my fiue acres of vpland adioyneing to 
Goodm Smiths land, and my fhare of 
meadow, which I haue equally with 
Georg Little, vpon the Httle Riuer, and 
a mare colt and two calues and an ewe 
and my owne freehold for encouragment 
to Hue with his mother vntill he be of the 
aforefaid age. Secondly I giue to my 
Son Richard Browne the houfe and Lott 
t now dwell vpon with the Lott adioyne- 
ing to Robert Longs Land and that par- 
fell of land adioyneing to Richard Petlin- 
galls land II on bothe fides of the ware|| 
with my eight acres of fait marfh lying in 
the great marfh betweene m'^^ Cuttings 
marfh and Thomas Bloomfeilds marfh, 
and my parfell of meadow adioyneing to 
the Land that Beniamin Roafe hath now 
in poffeffion and the freehold which was 
Gyles Badgers which belongs to mee, and 
he my Son Richard fhall pay out of his 
share ten pounds to each of his three 
(ifters within three years after he fhall 
have the faid premiffes in proffeffion 
3dly I giue vnto my Son Edmund Browne 
all my fhare of Land that belongs to mee 
which was formerly Jofeph Carters that 
is to fay halfe the plow land pafture and 

meadow with the houfe and barne that 
hath beene built by mee and halfe the 
preuiledg of freehold, both Richard and 
Edmund fhall haue their Legacyes at 
their mothers deceafe, but if their mother 
fhall chang her Condition and marry 
againe then they fhall haue their portions 
at the age of one & twenty years. Alfo 
to my three daughters Elizabeth Sara and 
Mary I giue to each of them the fumme 
of ten pounds to be paid out of my ftock 
at the day of their marryage, and if my 
wife fhall marry againe then the ftock 
that I leaue in her hands fhall be diuided 
among my three daughters aforefaid, 
according to the difcretion of my ouer- 
feers, and my wife fhall haue the vfe of 
the faid ftock vntill my daughters fhalbe 
of age for the bringing of them vp. And 
whereas I am bound to leaue my wife 
worth threefcore pounds. In Heu of it I 
giue vnto her the thirds of my Lands 
dureing her naturall life, and appoint her 
to bee the fole executrix of this my laft 
will and teftament alfo I appoint her to 
pay John Badger his portion out of my 
eftate and that my debts and funerall be 
difcharged, Alfo the portion abouemen- 
tioned to my Son Jofua I appoint it to be 
in fuU of what he fhall haue out of my 
eftate so that he fhall neuer defire any 
more in relation of any thing giuen to his 
brother Jofeph deceafed by his vnckle 
Georg Browne deceafed If ether of my 
fons doe die befor he comes to age then 
his land fhal fale vnto the other two and 
if ether of my dauters fhal die before 
her marrage then her portion fhal fale 
vnto my other two dauters and if my wife 
chaing her condition by marrag then fhe 
fhal give fecurity to my ouerfers for the 
paiment of my childrens portions. And I 
doe appownt my louing frinds Richard 
Kente and Nicolas Noyes and Robert 
Long my ouerfeers to put in exicution 
this my wille and teftament. Signd and 
feled with myne owne hande in the pref- 
ens of vs 

Tristram Coffin Richard Browne [seal] 

Jofeph Noyes 

farther it is my will & desier that my 



louing frind Josef Noyce be one of my 
ouerseers aded to the other three before 

Wittnes & to this will 

James Noyes. 

Mofes Noyes. 


The will of James Smith of Marblehead 
was proved in the Salem quarterly court 
27 : 4 ; 1661. The following is a copy of 
the original instrument on file in the 
ofifice of the clerk of courts at Salem, 
book VI, leaf 130. 

I James Smith of marblehead, being 
weake in body but (through themercieof 
God) of found mind & memorie, doe 
make this my laft will willy in maner 
& forme following, ffirft I bequeath my 
foul into the hands of Almighty God, 
trufting in Jefus Chrift alone for Life, & 
for faluation : Item I giue & bequeth 
vnto mary Smith my wife, all that my 
farme called Caftle hill, w*^ ten acres in 
the South field bought of Jofeph Grafton, 
& now in the hands of Samuell Cutler, 
during her Life if fhee remayne So Long a 
widdow, & at the day of her death, or mar- 
riag w*'^ fhall firlt happen, then I giue it 
to my Ion James Smith : but it is to be 
vnderftood Richard Rowland my fon in 
Law hath ten pound & in the firft purchafe 
of Caftlehill ; Item I giue vnto my wife 
my houfe & land in marblehead bought of 
Erazmus James & all my fhare on the 
farme bought by marblehead of maj"^ wm 
hathorne dureing her life or widdowhood 
& after her death or marriag w^^ fhall 
firft happen to my fon James Smith, & 
my will is that after the Death of my fon 
James that this fhall Defend to James his 
Eldeft fon : Item I giue vnto my wife all 
my houfhold goods, w^'^in Doors, to her, 
& her heires for euer, & alfo 4 of my 
Cowes, Item I giue vnto Kathren Eburne 
my Daughter my fix Oxen in the hand of 
Samuell Cutler, Item I giue vnto mary 
Eburne, my Grandchild Twenty pounds, 
w*'** I order her father to Difpofe of & 
improue for her good, vntill her Day of 

marriag, or Twenty one yeares : Item I 
giue to the other fine Children of my 
Daughter Eburne fine pounds apeece to 
be improued by the father as abouefaid ; 
Item, I giue vnto my Daughter mary 
Rouland the oxe w^^ I now yoak w*^ one 
of her hufbands ; Item I giue vnto my 
Grandchild Samuell Rowland ten pounds 
if he be liueing at the Day of my Death, 
or elfe the ten pounds to be Devided in 
equall fhares betweene his Brothers, & 
lifters. Item I giue vnto my Daughter 
Rowlands other three Children fiue 
pounds apeece to be improued for their 
good vntill they come to Twenty one 
yeares, or marriag, by the ouerfight of 
the ouerfeers of this my Laft will ; Item I 
apoint ipary Smith my wife my fole Ex- 
ecutrix & I apoint my trufty ffriend maj'' 
wm Hathorne, & my Son Samuell Eburne 
Ouerfeeres of this my laft will & doe giue 
vnto maj^ wm Hathorne for his paynes ten 
pounds to be payed him out of a debt in 
John Deverix hands : And in wittnes that 
this is my laft will I haue here vnto fett 
my hand, & feale the 9 : 9^^^ : 1660 

Signed fealed & deliuered 
in the p^fents of vs : the mke of J S 

Wm Hathorne James Smith 

the mke X of [seal] 

Samuell Eburne 



When morning sets the world astir, 

And footsteps echo merrily, 
No traveller crosses the old bridge 

Save only Memory and me, 
And the light-footed breeze, that goes 

Swift journeys, whither no one knows. 

No longer, now, high piled with grain, 
The farm-carts toward the grist-mill pass ; 

No longer, now, the farm-hand goes 
To woo at eve the miller's lass. 

Deserted, even on market day, 
The old bridge stands, forlorn and gray. 

There is no spot in all the land 

Where lies so thick the mold of years ; 

Young spring may trim the willow boughs 
That lean against its mossy piers, 

And hang a bluebell by the sill, 
But all seems old and haunted still. 



SALEM IN J700. NO. 2t, 


The map on page 164 represents that 
part of Salem which is bounded by Essex 
street, Collins cove, the harbor and Eng- 
lish street. It is based on actual surveys 
and title deeds, and is drawn on a scale 
of two hundred feet to an inch. It shows 
the location of all houses that were stand- 
ing there in 1700. The braces marked 
" a " show where Derby street now runs, 
<* b " where Webb street begins, and " c " 
where Allen street begins. 

Collins cove was first called A cove 
that branches in out of ye North river in 
1660; the great cove, 1678; ye sea or 
river, 1695 ; and Collins cove in 1791, 
by which name it has since been called. 

The harbor was called South harbor as 
early as 1653 ; South River harbor, 1659 ; 
the harbor, 1663; Salem harbor, 1681 ; 
South river, 1732 ; the river, 1748. 

Along the harbor ran the ancient high- 
way, which was reserved along every 
water front when the town was originally 
laid out. This was called the highway 
against the South harbor in 1668; the 
street, 1760; the way, 1761 ; and high- 
way on the South river, 1 7 7 1 . The con- 
struction of Derby street, a few years later, 
caused its discontinuance. 

Derby street was laid out in or before 
1797 ; and has always been called by that 

What is now known as Fort avenue is 
another of the ancient shore roads. It 
was called a highway in 1653; Highway 
leading to ye fortification, 1695 ; the high- 
way that leadeth to the block- house, 1705 ; 
ye highway yt leads to Winter Island, 1 7 1 2; 
highway going down to ye blockhouses, 
1728; the highway going down to ye 
blockhouses and Neck, 1729; the high- 
way leading to Salem fort, 1746 ; way to 
the fort or Neck, 1760; old Neck road, 
1804; Old road to the Neck, 1805; a 
road leading to the Neck, 1853 ; and Fort 
avenue for some twenty-five years past. 

What is now Essex street was called a 
street or highway in 1682 ; ye Main street, 

1716 ; highway leading to the Neck, 1757; 
Salem street, 1760 ; and Essex street since 
18 18. It is now about twice the original 
width, having been widened on this side 
of the street. 

English street was laid out about 1698 
by Philip English and others. It was 
called English lane, 1748; and English 
street since 1799. 

Webb street was laid out about 1800, 
and was called a highway leading from 
Derby street to Essex street, 1801 ; and 
Webb street since 1810. 

Allen street was laid out about 1800. 
It was called the new highway leading 
from English street to Webb street in 
1801 ; new road leading from English 
street easterly, 1803 ; and Allen street 
since 18 10. 

la the sketches that follow, after 1700, 
titles and deeds referred to pertain to the 
houses and land under and adjoining and 
not always to the whole lot, the design 
being, after that date, to give the history 
of the houses then standing principally. 

Eleazer Moses House. Thomas Sollas 
of Salem, fisherman, owned this lot and 
erected a dwelling house thereon before 
Oct. 24, 1661, when, for twenty pounds, 
he conveyed the lot and house to Henry 
Moses of Salem, seaman.* Mr. Moses 
died in 1685. The house was standing 
in 1667, was called an ''old house " in 
1685; and was gone in 1702. At the 
decease of Mr. Moses, the estate came 
into the possession of his son Capt. Eleazer 
Moses of Salem, mariner, who owned the 
lot until 1 7 13. 

Estate of Ebenezer Collins Lot. Thomas 
Sollas of Salem, fisherman, conveyed this 
lot to Henry Moses of Salem, seaman, 
Oct. 24, 1 66 1.* Mr. Moses conveyed it 
to John Collins, jr., of Gloucester Sept. 
2, 1669.1 Mr- Collins built a house upon 
the lot, and died possessed of the estate 
in 1677, when the house and land were 
valued at twenty-five pounds. The estate 
passed to his son Ebenezer Collins, who 
lived in Bilboa, Spain, being a mariner, at 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 116. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 17. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 21. 


the time of his death, in the winter of 
1696-7. Apparently he was recently mar- 
ried, and had no child at the time of his 
decease, but one was afterwards born, 
named Ebenezer, who took the lot under 
the will as well as by inheritance. The 
house was probably gone before 1700. 
This Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer Collins 
of Bilboa, lived in Gloucester, being a 
cordwainer, and owned the lot until 1746. 
Obed Carter House, This lot was the 
property of John Beckett of Salem, ship- 
wright, as early as 1653, being a pasture 
of about one and one-half acres. He con- 
veyed it, for sixty pounds, to William 
Browne, jr., of Salem, merchant, March 
25, 1663 ;* and Mr. Browne conveyed it 
to Joseph Phippen of Salem July 8, 1667. f 
Mr. Phippen had just come from Boston ; 
and upon this lot he erected a dwelling 
house, in which he lived. He died in 
1 69-, having devised this house and lot 
to his sons David, Samuel and Joseph 
Phippen, all of Salem. David was a ship- 
wright, Samuel, a blockmaker, and Joseph, 
a fisherman. Joseph was the oldest, and 
to him the others released their interest 
in the estate Jan. 15, 1 694-5. t Joseph 
Phippen, for ninety- four pounds, conveyed 
the house and lot and wharf to Obed 
Carter of Salem, fisherman, Dec. 8, 1696. § 
Mr. Carter died in 1720; and the house 
and lot were appraised at one hundred 
pounds. The estate was divided in 1726, 
the western half of the house and lot 
being assigned to Elizabeth, wife of Ben- 
jamin Woodbery of Beverly, yeoman, and 
the eastern half to Mary, wife of Josiah 
Lee of Manchester, cooper, daughters of 
the deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Woodbery, 
for forty- seven pound?, conveyed their part 
of the premises to Richard Elvins of Salem, 
baker, March 12, 1728-9 ;|| and Mr. and 
Mrs. Lee, for thirty-seven pounds, conveyed 
their part to Mr. Elkins Sept. 15, 1729.I 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 165. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 60. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 173. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 178. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 52, leaf 12. 
^Essex Registry of Deeds, book 52, leaf 86. 

For one hundred and ten pounds, Mr. 
Elvins conveyed the house and lot to Ben- 
jamin Ives of Salem, gentleman, Jan. 14, 
1 733-* The house was gone before 1752, 
when Captain Ives died, possessed of the 

Edward Hilliard House. William 
Cockrell dwelt in the eastern part of this 
house before Nov. n, 165 1, when Thomas 
Rix of Salem, barber, for nine pounds, 
conveyed that part of the house and lot 
lying east of the dashes to David Tammus 
[Thomas] , John Stone and Robert Stone.f 
The three owners, for nine pounds and 
ten shillings, conveyed the same estate to 
Robert Salloes of Salem 4 : 12 mo : 1652 ;t 
and, for a similar consideration, Mr. Sal- 
loes (Sollas) conveyed it to Edward Hil- 
liard of Salem Oct. 20, 16534 

The western half of the house and lot 
belonged to Mr. Hilliard in 1653, but no 
deed was passed apparently until Oct. 26, 
1657, when Richard Hide of Salem, car- 
penter, conveyed that part of the estate 
to him.§ 

Edward Hilliard died in 1706, having 
devised this, his homestead, to his wife 
Martha, for her life, and remainder to 
their children. There were then upon the 
lot besides the dwelling house, a barn and 
work house, and the land and buildings 
were appraised at one hundred pounds. 
His widow, Martha Hilliard, of Salem, 
under power in his will, conveyed the en- 
tire estate to their only surviving son, 
Joseph Hilliard of Salem, mariner, upon 
condition that he support her for life, 
Dec. 6, 1706.11 Mr. Hilliard became a 
rope maker and died in the winter of 
1745-6, having devised this estate to his 
wife Rachel for her life and then to his 
sons Edward and David Hilliard and his 
daughter Rachel, wife of Paul Kimball, 
currier. The estate was then valued at 
seventy- five pounds. Mr. and Mrs. Kim- 
ball, for one hundred and sixty pounds, 

§ Essex 

II Essex 

Registry of Deeds, book 62, leaf 195. 
Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 16. 
Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 24. 
Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 76. 
Registry of Deeds, book 19, leaf 115. 




SALEM IN 1700. NO. 21. 


conveyed their interest in the estate to 
her brothers Edward and David Hilliard, 
both of Salem, rope makers, April 12, 
1749;* and David Hilliard conveyed his 
part of the estate to his brother Edward 
Hilliard, for eighty-seven pounds, eleven 
shillings and four pence, Oct. 28, i752.t 
With the land were conveyed the dwelhng 
house, wharf, rope walk or long house, 
kettle, fore-locks, wheels and belts. 
Edward Hilliard, for one hundred and 
eighty-six pounds, thirteen shillings and 
four pence, conveyed the dwelling house, 
rope walk, wharf, etc., and the land to 
Richard Derby of Salem, merchant, Nov. 
20, 1 752.1 Mr. Derby, for one hundred 
and eighty-eight pounds, eighteen shillings 
and eight pence, conveyed the same estate 
to Clifford Crowninshield of Salem, mer- 
chant, Jan. 23, i753.§ Mr. Crowinshield 
died possesied of the land April 4, 1776, 
but the house was gone. 

John Carter Lot. This land belonged 
to Edward Hilliard of Salem in 1653, 
but no deed was passed apparently until 
Oct. 26, 1657, when Richard Hide of 
Salem, carpenter, conveyed it to him.|( 
Mr. Hilliard conveyed the lot to his son- 
in-law John Carter of Salem, mariner, 
Oct. 29, 1690 ;f and it belonged to Mr. 
Carter in 1700. 

William Peters House. This lot of 
land belonged to Edward Hilliard of Sa- 
lem, mariner, as early as 1653, but no 
deed was passed apparently until Oct. 26, 
1657, when Richard Hide of Salem, car- 
penter, conveyed it to him.|| Mr. Hil- 
liard gave it to hii son-in-law Gilbert 
Peters probably about 1673, and the 
latter built a small house upon it. Oct. 
23, 1684, Mr. Peters reconveyed the lot 
to Mr. Hilliard. Mr. Peters died about 
1691 ; and Mr. Hilliard conveyed the 
house and lot to hia grandson William 
Peters of Salem, mariner (son of Gilbert 

*E«iex Registry of Deeds, book 99, leaf 115. 
t£«sex Registry of Deeds, book 98, leaf 29. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 98, leaf 36, 
}£««ex Registry of Deeds, book 99, leaf 54. 
||Em€x Registry of Deeds, book 1, leaf 76. 
1fE»»ex Registry of Deeds, book 12, leaf 39. 

Peters), Aug. 13, 1697.* Mr. Peters ap- 
parently conveyed the house and lot to 
Joseph Hilliard of Salem, rope maker, soon 
after 1702, and the house was gone before 

Samuel Gardner House. This * was 
part of the lot of land that was conveyed 
by Andrew Woodbury of Salem, mariner, 
to Walter Whitfeild (Whitford) of Salem, 
fisherman, Oct. 12, i668.t John Webb 
of Salem, fisherman, built a house upon 
this lot, and Mr. Whitford and himself, 
for eleven pounds conveyed the house 
and lot to Samuel Gardner, jr., of Salem 
June 27, 16874 Mr. Gardner, for four 
pounds, conveyed the same estate to John 
Webb of Salem, fisherman, Dec. 10, 
I7i7.§ Mr. Webb owned the lot some 
years, but how long the house stood after 
this date is unknown. 

John Whitford House. This lot and 
the house thereon were conveyed by An- 
drew Woodbury of Salem, mariner, to 
Walter Whitfeild (Whitford) of Salem, 
fisherman, Oct. 12, 1668 ;t and he died 
possessed of it in 1692. The estate ap- 
parently descended to his son (?) John 
Whitford of Salem, mariner, who died 
before 1732, intestate. His daughter 
Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Diamond of 
Salem, fisherman, for ten pounds, con- 
veyed her interest in the estate to her 
brother Samuel Whitford of Salem, fisher- 
man, Feb. 13, 1732; II and her sister 
Mary, wife of John Hanks, jr. of Salem, 
huHbandman, for twelve pounds, conveyed 
her interest to her brother Samuel Whit- 
ford Nov. 9, i733.f How much longer 
the house stood is unknown. 

Thomas Searle House. This lot and 
dwelling house thereon were owned by 
Mathew Nixon of Salem, fisherman, in 
1660. He conveyed the lot and house, 
for thirty-five pounds, to Thomas Searle 
of Salem Nov. 14, 1670.** There was 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 12, leaf 37. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 130. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 78. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 32, leaf 217. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 61, leaf 250, 
ITEwex Registry of Deeds, book 65, leaf|ll5. 
**Ewex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 98. 



apparently an oven on the outside of the 
house. Ovens were sometimes built this 
way, the only objection being that they 
were too tempting to lovers of baked 
beans, brown bread and Indian pudding. 
They were sometimes opened during Sat- 
urday night, and the contents purloined. 
The date of^Mr. Searle's death is unknown, 
but it was probably some years after 1 700. 
The family owned the lot until 1731, 
but the house was then gone, and the lot 
and the " bricks standing " on the land 
were conveyed at the time.* 

Thomas Searle Lot, This lot was 
owned by Mathew Nixon of Salem, fisher- 
man, in 1660. This small piece of land, 
which measured only twenty-five by thirty- 
seven feet, was purchased of Mr. Nixon, 
for the few apple trees standing thereon, 
being a part of Mr. Nixon's orchard, by 
Thomas Searle of Salem, Nov. 14, 1670.7 
A right of way to the highway was granted 
in the deed, lying easterly of the dotted 
lines. Mr. Searle died possessed of the 
lot sometime after 1700. 

John Whitford House. This lot was 
owned by Mathew Nixon of Salem, fisher- 
man, as early as 1660, and he built a 
house thereon, in which he lived in 1670, 
having a right of way to the highway east- 
erly of the dotted' lines. Dec. 16, 1678, 
for his life support, he conveyed the 
house and lot, orchard, garden and paved 
yard to Walter Whitford of Salem, fisher- 
man, and the latter's wife Bridget, j Mr. 
Whitford died in 1692, possessed of the 
estate; and apparently it descended to 
his son ( ?) John Whitford of Salem, mar- 
iner, the house being gone before 1732. 

John Jerman House. This lot was 
owned by Robert Lemon of Salem in 
1659, and he built a house upon it after 
1 66 1. He died possessed of the house 
and lot in 1667, when the estate was val- 
ued at ninety pounds. He then had an 
orchard. 13 : 9 : 1674, when the estate 
was valued at eighty pounds, his widow, 
Mary Lemon, and children, Sara, wife of 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 60, leaf 136. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 98. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, Book 5, leaf 106. 

Charles Knights, and Hannah, wife of 
Samuel Beadle, divided the estate, one 
half of the house and land and the barn 
being assigned to the widow and the 
other half of the houre and land to 
Charles Knights in right of his wife."*^ 
Mr. Knights lived in Salem being a car- 
penter, and came into possession of the 
entire lot before 1685. He conveyed 
that part of the lot lying north of the 
dashes to Timothy Lindall of Salem June 
29, 1685.1 Five months later, that part 
of the lot was in the tenure of Philip 
Cromwell, and it was probably owned by 
Curwin subsequently. Shortly after- 
ward it was owned by John Jerman of 
Salem, mariner, before Nov. 6, 1686, 
when Mr. Knights conveyed to him the 
house and remainder of the lot.J At 
that time there was a wharf at the water 
side. John Jerman owned the house and 
lot in 1702, and some years later the land 
came into the possession of Samuel Whit- 
ford, but the house probably stood but a 
few years after 1702. 

Philip English House. Joseph Younges 
of Salem, mariner, owned this lot and 
house in 1649, when the house was occu- 
pied by William Curtis. Mr. Younges 
conveyed the house and lot to David Cur- 
withen of Salem Sept. 24, 1649 ;§ and 
Mr. Curwithen conveyed the same estate 
to Richard Cortice of Salem Feb. 16, 
1659-60.11 Previous to this date Christo- 
pher Younges had lived in the house. 
The estate came into the possession of 
John Marsh before 1665, and he conveyed 
it to Mathew Barton of Salem, shipwright, 
in 1 66-1 Mr. Barton con veved the house 
and lot to William Dicer of Salem, fisher- 
man, Aug. 18, i668.1[ Mr. Dicer re- 
moved the house, or it was destroyed, as 
he erected a new and larger house upon 
the lot. He removed to Winter Harbor, 
in the Provmce of Maine, and, for forty 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 92. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 45. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 65, leaf 276. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 6, and 
book 2, leaf 64. 

II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 22. 
IfEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 92. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 2 1. 


pounds in silver, conveyed the house and 
lot to Philip English of Salem, merchant, 
Nov. 12, 1685.* Mr. English died pos- 
sessed of the house and lot in the winter 
of 1735-6. In the division of his estate, 
made in 1742, this lot and house were 
assigned to his daughter, Mary Brown. 
The house was then valued at twelve 
pounds and ten shillings, and the land at 
about five pounds and ten shillings. The 
house was standing in 1752, but was gone 
when she conveyed the land in 1761. 

Philip English House . This lot and 
house were in the possession of David 
Curwithen of Salem Sept. 24, 1649, when 
he purchased this estate of Joseph Younges 
of Salem, mariner.f Mr. Curwithen (or, 
Corwithin) conveyed the house and lot 
to William Hollingworth of Salem, mari- 
ner, June t6, 1665. J He conveyed the 
estate to his daughter Mary, wife of Philip 
English before June i, 1672 ; and it be- 
longed to Philip English in 1681 and 
1685. (John Parker lived here in 1692, 
probably, when his wife Alice (Holling- 
worth) was executed as a witch.) Philip 
English died possessed of this lot, the 
house being gone, in 1735-6. 

Estate of Mary English House {Blue 
Anchor Tavern). This house and lot 
were the estate of William Hollingworth 
before 1661. He mortgaged the estate 
to Mr. Philip Cromwell of Salem, for two 
hundred and fifty pounds, June i , 1672 ;§ 
Mr. Hollingworth was lost at sea in 1677 ; 
and Mr. Cromwell, who was then a slaugh- 
terer, for the amount of the mortgage, 
conveyed the house and lot to Mr.HoUing- 
worth's widow, Elinor Hollingworth, of 
Salem, it then being in her possession, 
March 4, 1 681-2. || Mrs. Hollingworth is 
said to have established the business of 
an innkeeper in this house, which became 
known as The Blue Anchor Tavern. She 
conveyed the house and land with the 
wharf and landing place, to her daughter 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 55. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 6, and 
book 2, leaf 64. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 104. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 160. 
||Ess§x Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 42. 

Mary English Feb. 17, 1684-5;* and 
died in 1690. 

The tavern was probably conducted by 
her grandson Philip Enghsh as soon as 
he became of age (in 1705). Upon the 
death of his mother, in 1694, the estate 
descended to him. He lived in and con- 
ducted the tavern when he conveyed the 
land, house, warehouse and wharf for six 
hundred pounds, to Richard Derby of 
Salem, mariner, Feb. 24, 1748.! Mr. 
Derby took the house down about 1759. 

Dr. William Bentley wrote, in 1791, of 
this house as follows : " At the eastward 
of English's lane near the water is a store 
enlarged, but originally built above one 
hundred years. A few yards above is the 
large cellar, the stones of which were sold 
six years since, but the steps remain, over 
which stood a very large house with peaks 
as English's below, and which was em- 
ployed as a tavern by the name of the 
BLUE ANCHOR. It has been down 
above forty years and there was a store 
put over the cellar, which within a few 
years has been removed into North Fields. 
Beyond on the shore is to be seen the 
cellar of a house possessed by Mary Brown, 
the land being since sold to Capt. Rich- 
ard Derby. On the west side of English's 
lane, opposite to the tavern, is a cellar 
upon which stood a house within the 
memory of the present generation. Be- 
yond Brown's house and Whitford's, which 
is a house since built, about twenty years, 
and now standing, is to be seen the cel- 
lar of Webb's house, the land being yet 
in the family. There were three other 
houses before we came to the group upon 
the Point of Rocks, and one cellar is now 
to be seen upon the plain between the 
Block house ruins and the present en- 
closure upon the Point. The Blue An- 
chor was celebrated for Marblehead Cam- 

Doctor Bentley continued, in 1793: 
"Mary English was the only child of 

* Essex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 24. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 93, leaf 22. 
t Dr. William Bentley 's Journal, volume XIX, 
page 207. 



William Hollingworth, who married Elea- 
nor Story, from England. The family 
lived at ihe Point of Rocks, and Mary, 
the accused was born at the Blue Anchor^ 
at the head of English's wharf eastward. 
The house afterwards a public house, and 
has been taken down about thirty-three 

Philip English House. This lot belonged 
to Richard Hollingworth before 1661. 
There was then a house standing thereon. 
He gave it to Capt. Robert Starr as a 
marriage portion when the latter married 
Mr. HolHngworth's daughter. Mr. Starr 
lived in the house, and, Sept. 30, 1665, 
conveyed the estate to guardians of his 
three minor children, Robert, Richard 
and Susanna.t This deed was confirmed 
by the court, 30 : 9 : 1680, to Richard 
and Susanna, Robert having died. Rich- 
ard Starr, who was a cooper, for thirty 
pounds, conveyed his half of the house 
and lot to Philip English of Salem, mari- 
ner, Jan. 3, 1682-3. 1 Susanna Starr prob- 
ably conveyed her half to Mr. English 
about the same time. 

Philip English (Phillipe L'Anglois) 
was born in 1651 in Trinity parish, on 
the Isle of Jersey, being a French Hugue- 
not and came to Salem before he was of 
age. He became a merchant, and had 
so flourished in business that he bought 
this house and lot, and, taking down the 
old house, erected on the site a stylish 
mansion. Its frame of oak is said to have 
been brought from England. It was a 
many gabled structure, with projecting 
second story and porch. The walls were 
filled with brick. Down to 1757, it was 
callgd "English's great house." In the 
Witchcraft Delusion, in 1692, both Mr. 
and Mrs. English were accused of witch- 
craft and imprisioned in Boston jail, from 
which they escaped. They made their 
way to New York, and after the reign of 
terror had passed returned to their 

*Dr. William Bentley's Journal, volume 
XXIII, page 132. 

t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 139. 
See, also, Salem court records and files, especially 
files, book XLII, leaves 7 and 8. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 74. 

home here. He found that as soon as he 
had been apprehended, his house was 
opened, and everything movable became 
free plunder to the neighbors; and his 
store houses were more or less plundered. 
He was bitterly incensed against Sheriff 
Corwin for his part in the affair. His 
losses amounted to some two thousand 
pounds in value. Among other things 
taken from the house were family por- 
traits. When the house was taken down 
there was found in the garret a secret 
room, which was supposed to have been 
built after their return as a place of tem- 
porary concealment in case of a second 
outbreak of the delusion. 

Mr. English died in the winter of 
1735-6, and upon the division of the es- 
tate in 1742, the northwestern half of the 
house and land was assigned to his son 
John English, and the southeastern part 
to his son Philip English. John English 
lived in Salem, being a laborer, and, for 
two hundred pounds, conveyed his part 
of the house and lot to Joseph Brown of 
Salem, mariner, Oct. 31, 1749.* Mr. 
Brown conveyed to his nephew William 
Brown of Salem, boatman, by declaration 
of trust, the same part of the house and 
lot Oct. 19, i75i.t William Brown died 
before Nov. 12, 1756, when his eldest 
son Joseph Browne of Salem, mariner, for 
thirteen pounds, six shillings and eight 
pence, conveyed one fourth of this part 
of the house and lot to Mr. Touzell of 
Salem, goldsmith. J Abigail Browne, as 
widow of William Browne, and guardian of 
his minor children, Mary, Lydia, William, 
Abigail, Philip and Sarah Browne, for forty 
pounds, conveyed three-fourths of the 
part assigned to John English to Mr. 
Touzell April 23, i757.§ Pnilip English, 
to whom had been assigned the south- 
eastern part of the house and lot, died in 
the winter of 1 750-1, being insolvent. 
His widow and administratrix, Mary Eng- 
lish, conveyed his part of the house and 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 96, leaf 189. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 97, leaf 76. 
+Essex Registry of Deeds, book 103, leaf 145. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 106, leaf 21. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 2 1. 


lot to his brother-in-law, Mr. Touzell, who 
owned the remainder of the estate July 
I, 1 75 1.* Mr. Touzell became a yeoman, 
and died Aug. 17, 1785, possessed of the 
land and house, in which he then lived. 
In his will he devised the northerly part 
of the house and lot, including the kitchen 
chamber and one-half of the great porch 
at the west end of the house, to his sister, 
widow Susanna Hathorne of Salem, and 
the southerly part, with the porch chamber 
and west end of the house, parlour 
chamber, etc., to his cousin John Touzell 
Hathorne. Widow Susanna Hathorne 
died in 1802, having devised her part of 
the house and lot to her only daughter, 
Susanna, wife of Samuel Ingersoll. Mrs. 
Susanna Ingersoll died in 181 2, and her 
interest in the estate descended to her 
only surviving child, Miss Susanna Inger- 
soll. John T. Hathorne lived in Salem, 
being a mariner, and died in 1805, pos- 
sessed of his part of the house and lot. 
This part was set off to David Safiford of 
Salem, blacksmith and his wife Dolly, in 
her right, and was conveyed by them to 
Miss Ingersoll Nov. 19, 181 8-1 

The house at length became long ten- 
antless, and deserted, and dangerous to 
the very tread of man or boy who had the 
curiosity to explore it. Miss Ingersoll took 
it down during the week beginning April 
29, 1833. 

Dr. WilHam Bentley wrote of the old 
house, Friday, April 15, 1791 : "Went 
over the well known house of English 
near the neck gate. The cellars are com- 
pletely finished. The stone wall is built of as 
large stones as are now in use, which con- 
tradicts the opinion that they generally 
built of small stones of choice, at that age. 
There is a hearth, very large oven, and all 
conveniences. The rooms are the largest 
in town. The floors are laid in plank and 
are sound at this day, the sweep of the 
hearth where they are worn down having 
a curious appearance. The upper parts 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 97, leaf 40. 

tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 218, leaf 93. 
See, also, deed between the same parties, dated 
Nov. 3, 1819, recorded book 220, leaf 274. 

of the house, among the peaks have curi- 
ous partitions and very much room. Even 
the cellars are plastered."* 

Doctor Bentley wrote in 1793, of this 
house, as follows : " The mansion house 
now standing and most completely fin- 
ished for the times, having cellars, stoned 
at bottom, lathed and plastered overhead 
upon the floors above, divided for all pur- 
poses, finished with fireplaces and ovens 
laid in lime, floors which are good now 
after one hundred years, pantries, count- 
ing house, shops, and various apartments, 
halls, was more splendid in that day. Two 
gable ends in the west part, and another 
in the east have been taken down, a plank 
floor was laid upon the top, and an entire 
balustrade around it, extending to the 
peaks, upon which were erected orna- 
ments rising two feet. At the southern 
door was an open fence, with a gate and 
knocker. Over the shop door was a bal- 
cony with seats, and a door communicat- 
ing with the southern chamber, and the 
dial was over the door."t 

John Collins House. This lot belonged 
to Francis Collins in 1658, when a house 
stood upon the lot. Mr. Collins was a car- 
penter, and lived in this house (perhaps 
from 1637). He died in 1689, having 
devised this estate to his wife Hannah for 
her life, and then to his son John Collins 
of Salem, mariner. John Collins died in 
1 73-, possessed of the house and lot; 
and his administrator, for sixty pounds, 
conveyed the property to John Touzell of 
Salem, mariner, Dec. 30, 1734-+ Mr. 
Touzell died before May 30, 1754? when 
his daughter, Mary, wife of William Ha- 
thorne of Salem, mariner, and widow 
Susanna Hathorne of Salem, conveyed 
the house and lot to their brother John 
Touzell of Salem, goldsmith. § How long 
the house stood after this date is un- 
known, but Mr. Touzell probably took it 

*Journal of Dr. Williiam Bentley, volume 
XIX, page 70. 

tjournal of Dr. William Bentley, volume 
XVIII, page 136. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 72, leaf 43. 

§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 100, leaf 109. 



down very soon after his purchase of the 

Robert Bray Lot. This lot was a part 
of the land of Francis Collins in 1658. He 
^ was a carpenter, and died in 1689, having 
devised this land to his wife Hannah for 
her life and then to his son John Collins 
of Salem, mariner. John CoUins conveyed 
the lot, for five pounds, to his brother-in- 
law Robert Bray of Salem, mariner, Feb. 
27, 1689-90.* Mr. Bray owned the lot 
for several years after 1700. 

John and Hannah Browne House. 
This was a part of the lot of Francis Col- 
lins, and was owned by him as early as 
1658. The selectmen voted, 5 : 10 mo : 
1670, that " ffranc Collince haue liberty to 
fell twenty trees for to build his fon Jno 
^xown to build him a houfe," etc. The 
house was built upon this lot, and Mr. 
Collins conveyed the land and house to 
his daughter Hannah and her husband 
John Brown of Salem, mariner, Dec. 7, 
i68o.t A cartway over Mr. Collins' 
land by the north end of his house to the 
street was also given in the deed. Mr. and 
Mrs. Brown died before Nov. 22, 1728, 
when their children, William Browne, 
mariner, Samuel Lambert, shoreman, and 
his wife Margaret, and widow Hannah 
Bray, all of Salem, for ninety- nine pounds, 
conveyed their interest in the estate to 
their brother Joseph Browne of Salem, 
mariner, t John Browne had died some 
years before, probably, as Mrs. Brown 
was then the widow Cubbert. Mr. Browne 
apparently moved the house forward 
nearer the street, and died,possessed of the 
same in 1756. The house was then called 
" an old house." It was standing in 
1760, but gone in 1763. 

Estate df Andrew Woodbury House, 
Andrew Woodbury of Salem, mariner, 
conveyed the northwestern part of this lot, 
down to the dashes, for eight pounds, to 
David Corwithy of Salem July 2, i658.§ 
This was probably only a mortgage, as 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 154. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 133. 
J Essex Registry of Deeds, book 51, leaf 180. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 55. 

Mr. Woodbury continued to own the lot. 
He also conveyed the remainder of the 
lot to David Corwithy, sr., of Boston, 
gentleman, before Sept. 15, 1664, when 
Mr. Corwithy, for twenty-five pounds, con- 
veyed it to Mr. Woodbury and Isaac 
Woodbury of Salem, mariner.* Isaac 
Woodbury conveyed his interest in the 
rear part of the lot, probably. Apparent- 
ly Mr. Woodbury built a small house upon 
the lot about 1659. He died in 1685, 
possessed of the house and lot, which were 
then valued at one hundred pounds. The 
house and lot remained in the possession 
of his widow as late as 1708, when she was 
old and in extreme poverty. She died 
and the house disappeared before 1727. 
John Higginson House, and Estate of 
Robert Bray, and William Curtice Lots. 
Roger Conant originally owned all the 
land between the way to the neck and 
Collins cove. It was next the property 
of Thomas Tuck, who conveyed it to 
Francis Collins of Salem, carpenter, 28 : 
10 : 1659. ^"0^ ^o^r pounds, Mr. Collins 
conveyed it to John Mason of Salem, 
brick maker, Nov. i, i66o.t For six 
pounds, Mr. Mason conveyed to John 
Tapley, Robert Bray, and John Webb, 
all of Salem, fishermen, that part of his 
lot shown on the map as the lots of 
Estate of Robert Bray and WiUiam Cur- 
tice and that part of the lot of John Hig- 
ginson lying west of the dashes, June 28, 
1 669. 1 Mr. Mason retained that part of 
the John Higginson lot lying east of the 
dashes, and probably conveyed it to John 
Tapley before May 6, 1678, as Mr. Tap- 
ley, on that date, conveyed the whole lot, 
with " my dwelling house,'' which had 
probably been erected by Mr. Mason, to 
John Higginson, jr., of Salem, merchant.§ 
Mr. Higginson, for eighteen pounds, con- 
veyed the house and lot to William Cur- 
tis, jr., of Salem, blacksmith, June 11, 
1705 II . Mr. Curtis conveyed the lot to 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 69. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf I. 
J Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 63. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 207. 
, li Essex Registry of Deeds, book 17, leaf 83. 



Joshua Ward of Salem , tanner, April 4, 
1728,* the house being gone. John 
Webb conveyed his part of the lot, for 
forty-five shillings, to James Froude ot 
Salem, mariner, Nov. 18, 1671.! Mr. 
Froude died before May 29, 1695, when 
his heir(?), Ann, wife of George Bonfield 
of Marblehead, husbandman, and her 
husband conveyed the lot to William Cur- 
tis, jr., of Salem, blacksmith. | Robert 
Bray probably died possessed of his lot 
before 1695, when Margaret Wilkins 
owned the eastern part of the lot at least, 
and continued to own it until 1728. 


Henry Bodwell,^§ the progenitor of 
the Bodwell family in Essex county, was 
born about 165 1, and lived in Newbury in 
1675. He was a member of Capt. Thomas 
Lathrop's company in King Philip's 
war, and was severely wounded at the 
battle of Bloody brook, Sept. 18, 1675. 
He was a yeoman, and married Miss 
Bethiah Emery of Newbury May 4, 1681. 
He lived in Newbury until 1683, when he 
moved to Andover, where he lived un- 
til about 1693, when he removed across 
the Merrimack river to what was then a 
part of Haverhill, and which was incor- 
porated as Methuen in 1725. Mr. Al- 
bert E. Bodwell of Melrose, the family 
genealogist, writes that the first house in 
which Henry Bodwell lived on the Haver- 
hill side of the Merrimack river was built 
of logs, and stood in the fork formed by 
the junction of the Merrimack and Spick- 
ett rivers. It was erected in the summer 
of 1693. The estate included a tract of 
two hundred acres of land, bounded by 
the Spickett river on the north and east, 
the Merrimack river on the south, and on 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 46, leaf 242. 

tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 130. 

JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 10, leaf 167. 

§There is a tradition that he was a Scotch school 
boy named Bothwell, and that he ran away from 
home. He came to Newbury, Mass., and was 
befriended by Rev. James Noyes. 

the west by a line extending north and 
south between the two rivers about where 
Lawrence street is now. The south part 
of the present building, at the corner of 
East Haverhill and Elm streets, in that 
part of Methuen which was incorporated 
as Lawrence in 1852, was built, about 
1708, by Henry Bodwell, upon the site 
of the log house. The new house was 
subsequently removed to its present loca- 
tion, and two additions were built on to 
it for the children as they married. After 
Mr. Bodwell's death, the estate passed to 
his son, Henry Bodwell^ and then to the 
latter's son, Henry Bodwell3. It then 
went to Joseph BodwelH, father of the late 
Gov. Joseph R. Bodwelis, who was also 
born in this house. The family tradition 
is that the fine old elm which stands in 
front of the house was planted on the 
morning of July 26, 1729, when Henry 
Bodwell3 was born, by an Indian, who 
was rewarded for his services with a gallon 
of rum. Mrs. Bodwell was living in 1 7 2 6 '; 
and Mr. Bodwell died June i, 1745, in 
his ninety-fourth year. 

Children : — 
2 — I. Bethiah^, b. June 2, 1682, in Ifew- 

bury; m. Nathan Barker May 28, 
• 171 1, in Andover. 
3 — II. Mary^, b. April i, 1684, in Andover; 
m. Nathan Simons of Haverhil 
before 1705; and d. in Haverhil 
Jan, 7, 1 716-7. 
4 — III. Henry2 (twin), b. Jan. 27, 1685, in 

Andover; d. Jan. 29, 1685. 
5 — IV. Josiah2 (twin), b. Jan. 27, 1685, in 

Andover; d. Jan. 31, 1685. 
6 — V. Abigail^, b. Jan. 15, 1686, in Ando- 
ver; m. Ladd before 1743. 

7 — VI. Henry*^, b. Nov. 6, 1688, in Ando- 
ver. See below (7). 
8 — VII. Jambs'^, b. Jan. 10, 1691, in Andover. 

See below (8). 
9 — VIII. Daniel^, b. Feb. 14, 1693, in 

Andover. See below (9). 
10 — IX. Sarah2, b. Dec. i, 1694, *'in 
Andover;" m. Abel Merrill of 
Haverhill Nov. 15, 17 14; and lived 
in that part of Haverhill that was 
incorporated as Methuen in 1725. 
II — X. Hannah^, b. Sept. i, 1696, "in 
Andover;" m. Henry Hills of New- 
bury Sept. 2, 1 71 5" 
12 — XI. Judith*^, b. April 11, 1698, 



Andover;" m. John Harris Sept. 
28, 1 721 ; and was living in 1743. 



13 — XII. Ruth'^, b. Dec. 2, 1699, "in Ando- 
ver;" m. Israel Huse of Newbury 
Aug. — , 1716(1715?); and lived in 
Kingstown, N. H., in 1732 He 
was a husbandman. 

14 — XIII. Phebe^ b. July 10, 1701; m. Samuel 
Stevens (pub. Dec. 19, 1729). 

Henry Bodwell^, born in Andover 
Nov. 6, 1688. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in that part of Haverhill which was 
incorporated as Methuen in 1725, 
on the paternal homestead. He 
married Anna Pottle of Hampton, N. H., 
April 20, 1727 ; and she died Jan. 30, 
1749-50, " aged forty-four." He died 
April 13, 1773, aged eighty-four. 
Childrep, born in Methuen : — 
IS — I. ANNA"', b. Feb. 25, 1727-8; m. 

Nathaniel Gage before 1770. 
16 — II. Henry^, b. July 26, 1729. See be- 
low {16). 
17 — III. Phebe^, b. Feb. 16, 173 1-2; m. Wil- 
liam Morse May 13, 1756; and was 
living in 1770. 
18 — IV. Bethia^, b. May 25, 1734; unmar- 
ried m 1770; and living in 1772. 
19 — v. Joshua^, b. Oct. 4, 1736. See below 

20 — VI. Mary^, b. July 21, 1740; m. Pierce 

Gage of Pelhara Nov. 29, 1764; 

and was living in 1770. 
21— VII. William^, b. March — , 1743; d. 

22 — VIII. William, b. May 18, 1747; d. Sept. 

24. I753> aged six. 

James Bodwell% born in Andover Jan. 
10, 1691. He was a yeoman, and lived 
in Methuen. He married, first, Mary 
Parker Feb. 6, 1711; and she died 
March 20, 1737-8. He married, second, 
Sarah Austin of Andover Nov. 28, 1739; 
and died in 1746, his will, dated March 
19, 1745, being proved July 7, 1746. 
His wife Sarah survived him, and died in 
Andover, his widow, Sept. 18, 1769. 

Children : — 
23—1. Mary^, m. Timothy Mirick Dec. 5, 

1728; and was living in 1745. 
24 — "• James^, b. Feb. i, 1713, in Andover. 

See below {24). 
25 — III. Hannah^, b. June 25, 1715, in Hav- 
erhill; probably m., first, Samuel 
Pottle Nov. 21, 1734; and, second, 
John Hibbard, jr., before 1745. 

26 — IV. Stephen^, b. July 12, 1720, in Hav- 
erhill. See below (^6). 

' Capt. Daniel Bodwell^, born in 
Andover Feb. 14, 1693. He was a hus- 
bandman, and lived in Methuen. At the 
time of his death he was called " major." 
He was '* captain," 1754-1769; and for 
the last half of his life was called "gentle- 
man." He married, first, Elizabeth 
Parker in or before 17 18; and she died 
Feb. 12, 1760, aged sixty-seven. He 
married, second, Ruth Ingalls of Andover 
April 14, 1761 ; and she was his wife in 
1783. He conducted " Bodwell's ferry." 
He died in 1787, his will, dated Nov. 21, 
1783, being proved May 7, 1787. His 
estate was appraised at ;^868, 9^. 
Children, born in Methuen : — 
27—1. TiFFENSb. Sept. 28, 1718; m. Caleb 

Richardson May 13, 1736; and was 

living in 1783. 
28—11. Elizabeth^ b. Feb. 17, 1719-20; m. 

Richard Whittier Sept. 24, 1741; 

and d. before 1783. 
29— III. Daniel3, b. Jan. 22, 1 721-2. See 

below (^9). 
30— IV. John3, b. Dec. 27, 1723. See below 


31— V. Abigail^, b. Jan. 27, 1725-6; m. 
Nathaniel Ladd of Haverhill June 
16, 1 748; and d. before 1783. 

32— VI. RuTH^, b. April I, 1728; m. Isaac 
Redington of Lunenburg Dec. 27, 
1759; and was living in 1783. 

33— VII. Samuel^, b. Sept. 24, 1 730. See be- 

34— VIII. MARY^ b. Oct. II, 1733; d. Nov. 4, 

35— IX. Parker^ b. Oct. 18, 1736; d. Nov. 

18, 1736. 


Capt. Henry Bodwell3, born in 
Methuen July 26, 1729. He was a hus- 
bandman and lived on the paternal home- 
stead at the junction of the Merrimack 
and Spickett rivers in Methuen. He was 
called "gentlemen" for a number of 
years. He married Mary Robbinson 
Sept. 20, 1759, in Andover ; and she died 
Nov. 16, 1811, aged seventy-three. He 
died April 2, 181 6, aged eighty-six. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
36—1. Henry*, b. Jan. 8, 1762. See below 



37 — II. Isaac*, b. Oct. 16, 1765. See below 

38— III. Olive'*, b. Aug. 31, 1767; m. Benja- 
min Sargent Dec. 28, 1 786. 

39 — IV. Persis*, b. July 30, 1769; m. John 
Pingry Nov. 27, 1788. 

40 — V. Joseph", b. Nov. 2, 1771. See be- 
low {40). 

41 — VI. NathanS b. Oct. 12, 1773. 

42 — VII. Arnold", b. March 22, 1776. 

43 — VIII. Elizabeth", b. June 24, 1778. 


Joshua Bodwell3, born in Methuen 
Oct. 4, 1736. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in Methuen. He was a soldier 
of the Revolution, marching to Lexington 
April 19, 1775, and then joining Wash- 
ington's army in Cambridge. He mar- 
ried Priscilla Parker (published June 20, 
1 761); and she was his wife in 1784. 
He was living in 1787. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
44 — I. William", b. Jan. 21, 1763; prob- 

ably m. Rachel French of Haver- 
hill Feb. 8. 1786. 

45 — II. Symonds", b. 17, 1764 ; of 

Methuen, yeoman, 1787. 
46 — III. Anna", b. May 27, 1766. 
47 — IV. Joshua". 

48 — V. Edith", b. Feb. 13, 1770; m. Daniel 
Buswell, jr., of Bradford May 12, 
49 — ^vi. Enoch", b. Dec. 5, 1772. 
50 — VII. Henry Washingion", b. April 4, 


James Bodwell3, born in And over 
Feb. I, 17 13. He was a cooper, and 
lived in Methuen. He married Elizabeth 
Roberts of Newbury June 13, 1734. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
51 — I. Hannah", b. April 25, 1735; d. July 

25, 1736, aged one year. 
52 — II. Hannah", b. May 18, 1737; m. 

Ebenezer Barker March 22, 1 759. 
53 — III. Eliphalet", b. July 8, 1738. See 

below (ss)' 
54 — IV. Benjamin", b. Aug. 22, 1741. 


Stephen Bodwell3, born in Haverhill 
July 12, 1720. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Methuen. He married, first, 
Sarah Lancaster in the spring of 1742; 
and she died Dec. 7, 1742, aged twenty- 

three. He married, second, Ruth Gutter- 
son Feb. 7, 1744-5; and she was his 

wife in 1797. He died in 1803 ; his will, 

dated Nov. 10, 1797, being proved July 

6, 1803. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 

55—1. Sarah", b. Dec. 7, 1745; m. Na- 

thaniel Hibbard Dec. 13, 1768; 
and was living in 1797. 

56 — II. William", b. Oct. 2, 1747. See be- 
low {j6). 

57 — HI. James", b. Feb. 4, 1749-50; d. Feb. 
28, 1749-50. 

58— IV. Ruth*, b. Feb. 4, 1 750-1; m. Moses 
Emery, jr., in Newbury Dec. 15, 
1768; and was living in 1797. 

59— V. James", b. April 25, 1753; probably 
d. before 1797. 

60 — VL Lydia", b. Sept. 19, 1754; m. Solo- 
mon Woolcot of Brookfield May 
28, 1778; and was living in 1797. 

61— VII. Mary", b. Sept. 4, 1756; m. Silas 
Brown Nov, 20, 1777, and was liv- 
ing in 1797. 

62 — vni. Abigail", b. Oct. 12, 1758; lived in 
Methuen, unmarried, in 1824. 

63 — IX. Olive*, b. Nov. 12, 1760; m. 

Davis of Bakerstown ; and d. before 

64 — X. Stephen", b. Dec. 16, 1762; prob- 
ably d. before 1797. 

65 — ^xi. Ednah", b. Dec. 12, 1764; m. Jonas 
Bond of Dublin Dec. 10, 1789; 
and was living in 1797. 

66— XII. Abiah" (dau.), d., unmarried, in 
Methuen Sept. — , 1834, advanced 
in years. 


Daniel Bodwell3, born in Methuen 
Jan. 22, 1 72 1-2. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Methuen, conducting the ferry 
for some years. He married Abigail Ladd 
of Haverhill in or before 1746 ; and died 
in 1804, advanced in years ; his will, dated 
Sept. 24, 1800, being proved Feb. 7, 1804. 
She survived him, and was his widow in 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
67 — I. Elizabeth", b. Jan. 4, 1746-7; d. Jan. 

14, 1752. 
68— n. Daniel", b. Oct. 14, 1748. See below 

69 — III. Parker", b. Oct. 29, 1750. See below 

70 — IV. Elizabeth", b. Dec. 23, 1752; m. John 

Sargent Sept. 12, 1771 ; and was living 

in 1804. 


71 — V. ABIGAIL^ b. Dec. i6, 1755; m. Samuel 
Hildreth May 24, 1 776 ; and was liv- 
ing in 1800. 

72— VI. Lydia*, b. March 15, i757; °^- Robert 
Chase of Newbury Dec. 7, 1780; and 
was living in 1800. 

73 — VII. Alpheus*, b. Feb. 22, 1759. Seebeiow 

74— viii. Ruth'', b. April 17, 1761; m. Josiah 
Abbot of Andover May 15, 1784; and 
d. in 1788. 

75 — IX. John Ladd*, b. Sept. 26, 1763. See 
below (75). 

76 — X. SallV*. 

77 — XI. Susannah*. 

78 — XII. FANNY^ 

79 — XIII. Hannah". 

Capt. John Bodwell3, born in Methuen 
Dec. 27, 1723. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Methuen. He was a captain in 
the Revolution in 1776; and was called 
" gentleman " in his latter years. He 
married, first, Elizabeth Messer Dec. 22, 
1748 ; and she died June 26, 1785. He 
married, second, Elizabeth Bowers of 
Merrimack April 26, 1788. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
80 — I. Molly*, b. Oct. 8, 1749. 
81 — II. John*, b. Jan. 16, 1752. See below {81). 
82 — III. Nathaniel*, b. Feb. 23, 1754; d. 

April 12, 1754. 
83 — IV. Nathaniel*, b. Jan. 31, 1755. See be- 
low {83). 
84 — V. Susannah*, b. May 22, 1757; d. Dec. 

28, 1762, aged five years. 
85 — VI. Elizabeth*, b. April 15, 1760. 
86 — VII. Susannah*, b. Dec. 5, 1762; m. Wil- 
liam Hildreth Jan. 25, 1787. 
87— VIII. Sarah*, b. March 5, 1765. 
88 — IX. Alice*, b. Jan. 5, 1768. 
89 — X. Elijah*, b. May 17, 1770. 
90— XI. Josiah*, b. Aug. i, 1772. 
91 — XII. Asa*, b. July i, 1775. 


Maj. Samuel Bodwells, born in Methu- 
en Sept. 24, 1 730. He was a yeoman, 
and lived in Methuen. He procured the 
right to erect a mill on the east side of 
Spickett river in 1767. He was called 
"esquire " in 1787, and " gentleman " in 
the latter part of his life. He married 
Elizabeth Mansur Sept. 28, 1758; and 
both were living in 1794. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 

— I. Samuel*, b. Jan. 24, 1759. 

THE ESSEX antiquarian. 

93 — II. Hannah*, b. Aug. 25, 1760. 

94 — III. Rhoda*, b. Feb. 19, 1762; m. Asa Rob- 
ertson of Pembroke Nov. i, 1786. 

95 — IV. Frederick*, b. Nov. 10, 1763; d. Aug. 
10,1773, aged nine years. 

96 — V. Dorcas*, b. Sept. 13, 1765; m. her cous- 
in. Dr. John Ladd Bodwell (75), June 

17, 1795. 
97 — VI. Jesse*, b. May 27, 1768. 
98 — VII. Frederick*, b. Aug. 21, 1773. 
99 — VIII. Betsey*, b. March i, 1777. 


Henry Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Jan. 8, 1762. He was a soldier of the 
Revolution ; and finally settled in Methu- 
en. He married Sally before 


Children, born in Methuen: — 
100 — I. Eliza% b. April 3, 1794. 
loi — II. Molly Robertson^, b. Nov. 30, 1795* 
102 — III. Oliver b. Jan. 31, 1798. 


Isaac Bodwell4, born in Methuen Oct. 
16, 1765. He was a yeoman, and lived 
in Methuen. He married Betsey Messer 
March 26, 1788; and they were living in 
Methuen in 1804. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
103 — I. Persis", b. March 16, 1789. 
104 — II. William Messer^, b. July 19, 1792. 
105 — III. Susannah Messer% b. June 4, 1794; 

d. June 10, 1794. 
106 — IV. IsAAC% b. March 15, 1795; d. Jan. 12, 

107 — V. Isaac Robertson^, b. Dec. 21, 1796. 
108 — VI. Elizabkth", b. Jan. 24, 1798. 
109 — VII. Benjamin Frajiklin^ b. Jan. 13,1801. 
no — VIII. Samuel Phillips", b. March 13, 

Ill — IX. Ruth*, b. Dec. 30, 1804. 


Joseph Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Nov. 2, 1 771. He was a yeoman, and 
lived on the paternal farm in Methuen. 
He married Mary How Dec. 17, 1795; 
and they were living in Methuen in 1800. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
112 — I. Marys, b^ Sept. 13, 1796. 
113 — II. Nathan*, b. Sept. 23, 1798. 
114 — III. Joseph Robinson", b. Oct. 8, 1800; d. 

Nov. 7, 1815, aged fifteen. 
115 — IV. Nancy*, b.ini8i6; d. Aug. 29, 181 7, 
aged eighteen months. 





Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell4, born in 
Methuen July 8, 1738. He was a hus- 
bandman, and lived in Methuen. He 
was a captain in the army of the Revolu- 
tion. He married Hannah Barker July 
24, 1758; and they were living in Methu- 
en in 1778. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
116 — I. Abigail*, b. March 17, 1759. 
117 — "• Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 20, 1761. 
118— III. Hannah*; b. May 26, 1762. 

James*, b. May i, 1764. 

Eliphalet*, b. July 21, 1766. 

Benjamin*, b. April 12, 1768. 

Mehitable5, b. June 3, 1769. 

Andrew*, b. July 12, 1771. 

Judith*, b. April 12, 1773. 

Joab*, b. May 26, 1778. 

119— IV. 
120— V. 
121 — VI. 
122 — VII. 
123 — VIII. 
124 — IX. 
125— X. 


William Bodwell^, born in Methuen 
Oct. 2, 1747. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Methuen. He married Sarah 
Annis Dec. 24, 1772; and lived in Methu- 
en in 1790. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
126— I. William*, b. Oct. 15,1773. See below 


127 — II. Joseph*, b. Oct. 25, 1775. 

128 — III. Abraham*, b. May 5, 1777. 

129 — IV. Enoch*, b. Sept. 4, 1779. 

130— V. Sarah*, b. Oct. 21, 1781. 

131— VI. Ruth* (twin), b. Sept. 8, 1784. 

132— VII. Isaac* (twin), b. Sept. 8, 1784. 

Daniel Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Oct. 14, 1748. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Methuen. He married Alice 
Messer Jan. 2, 1772 ; and she was his wife 
in 1795. He died, insolvent, before 
Sept. 9, 1808, when administration was 
granted upon his estate. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
133— I. Elizabeth*, b. Jan. 3, 1773; d. in 

1773, in her ninth month. 
134 — n. Elizabeth*, b. Sept. 7, 1774. 
13s — III. William Messer*, b. Sept. 7, 1777. 
136 — IV. Daniel*, b. June 20, 1780. 
137— V. Alice*, b. Jan. 4, 1782. 
138 — VI. Lydia% b. Oct. 17, 1784. 
139 — vii. Frederick*, b. April 8, 1787. 
140 — VIII. John*, b. June 24, 1792. 
141 — IX. Persis*, b. Jan. 24, 1795. 

Parker Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Oct. 29, 1750. He was a yeoman, and 
lived in Methuen. He marched to the 
battle of Lexington April 19, 1775, and 
was in the army of Washington at Cam- 
bridge that summer. He married Hannah 
Abbot of Dracut (published Feb. 27, 
1776); and died Aug. 7, 1795. She sur- 
vived him, and married, secondly, David 
Jones of Methuen. 

Children, born in Methuen: — 

142— I. Parker Ladd*, b. March 23, 1776. 
See below {142). 
Heman* b. Oct. 3, 1777; living in 

1 801. 
Sarah*, b. Jan. 20, 1780; m. Reuben 

Boles, jr., before 1801. 
Susanna*, b. March 13, 1782; m. 
Morse before 1801. 

143— II. 
144 — III. 
145— IV. 
146— V. 
147— VI. 
148 — VII. 

Fanny*, b. Feb. 25, 1784; unmarried 

in 1 801. 
Hannah*, b. Aug. 28, 1786; living 

in 1 801. 
Charles*, b. Aug. 25, 1788: living 
in 1801. 
149— VIII. Samuel* (twin), b. April 25, 1791; 

living in 1801. 
150 — IX. Nabby* (twin), b. April 25, 1791; 
d. Dec. 4, 1796. 


Alpheus Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Feb. 22, 1759. He was a husbandman, 
and lived in Methuen as late as 1800. 

He married Hannah (published 

May I, 1786). 

Children : — 
151 — I. Alpheus*, d. July 28, 1794. 
152 — II. Frederick*, d. July 29, 1797. 
153 — III. Moses*, d. March 28, 1797. 


Dr. John Ladd Bodwell*, born in Me- 
thuen Sept. 26, 1763. He was a physi- 
cian, and lived in Methuen. He married 
his cousin, Dorcas Bod well (96), June 17, 
1795 ; and she died July 26, 18 10, aged 
forty-four. He survived her. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
154 — I. Sophia\ b. April 9, 1 796. 



155 — II. John Adams*, b. May 11, 1797; 

physician; d. Jan. 19, 1826, aged 

156— III. Ruth Caroline*, b. June 25, 1799. 
157 — IV. ALMlRA*;b. Dec, 12, 1801. 
158 — V. Abigail*, b. Oct. 9, 1803. 
159 — VI. Caroline*, b. Feb. 24, 1805. 
160— VII. Edwin A.,* b. April 6, 1809. 


John Bodwell4, born in Methuen Jan. 
16, 1752. He lived in Methuen; and 
married Miriam (also, Meribah) White 
Oct. 2, 1775. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
161— I. JoHN^ b. Oct. 14, 1776. 
162 — II. Miriam*, b. June 4, 1778. 

Nathaniel Bodwell4, born in Methuen 
Jan. 31, 1755. He was a yeoman and 
bloomer or iron-monger, and lived in Me- 
thuen. He married Mary in 

1773 j and was living in 1796. 

Children, born in Methuen : — 
163 — I. Zadock*, b. Dec. 27, 1773; lived in 

Bradford, cordwainer, in 1799; m. 

Olive Barker Aug. 21, 1800; and 

settled in Methuen, where he d. 

June 27, 1839; she survived him. 

They had seven children. 
164 — II. Nathaniel*, b. Jan. 9, 1776; d. June 

24, 1796. 
165 — III. Bailey*, b. Dec. 9, 1777. 
166 — IV. Mary*, b. May 17, 1779. 


William BodwellS, born in Methuen 
Oct. 15, 1773. He lived in Methuen; 
and married Ruth Whittier March 26, 
1797. He died July 23, 1830, aged fifty- 
six. She survived him, and died, his wid- 
ow, Aug. 27, 1842, aged sixty- three. 

*The following epitaph is engraved upon his 
gravestone at Methuen: — 

Stranger or friend^ here stay thy lonely heady 

And here your holiest tears sincerely shed 

For hinty ''neath this silent mound doth sleep 

* Tis vtanly^ yes, ''tis generous to weep. 

His spirit pure^ white yet it dwelt below ^ 

Did oft feel too keenly others woe 

His life, tho' short, still Uwas a stormy way, 

And darkening clouds hung o'er his brightest day — 

But in his heart mild virtue held her throne^ 

Above the storm her rays serenely shone^ 

Illumed his pathivay to the tombe 

Where weeping friendship mourns his early doom. 

Children, born in Methuen: — 
167 — I. ELIZABETH^ b. Jan. 24, 1798. 
168 — II. Joseph Abbott^ b. Sept. 27, 1799. 
169 — III. RuTH^, b. Feb. 10, 1803. 
170 — IV. William Caleb Strong", b. April 
II, 1805. 


Parker Ladd BodwellS, born in Me- 
thuen March 23, 1776. He lived in Me- 
thuen; and married Elizabeth Merrill 
June 24,1797 (1799?)- 

Child, born in Methuen : — 
171— I. JoHN^ b. Nov. 23, 1798 (9?). 



Tryphena Bigsby published to Thomas 
Vickery Sept. 15, 1722. 

Tryphena Bigsby died, unmarried, Oct. 
7, 1722. 

Sarah Bigsby published to Daniel Choat, 
jr., March 30, 1754. 

— Ipswich town records. 

Widow Mary Byxby of Topsfield was ap- 
pointed administratrix of the estate of her 
husband Joshua Byxby of Topsfield, de- 
eased, Oct. 7, 1754. Surety on her bond : 
George Bixby of Topsfield, gentlemen. — 
Probate records. 

Tryphena Bixby, daughter of Abigail 
Bixby, baptized in First church, Boxford, 
Feb. 28, 1702-3. 

Elizabeth Bixby married Elias Johnson 
of Haverhill June 17, 1760. 

Abigail Bixby admitted to First church 
April 25, 1703. 

Widow Bixby admitted to First church 
from Topsfield church Feb. 28, 1702-3. 

— Boxford records. 

Widow Mary Lake married William Ba- 
ker of Salisbury Sept. i, 1757. 

Joshua Bixby married Mary Davis April 

2, 1713- 

Benjamin, son of widow Esther Bixby, 
born Dec. 10, 1747. 

Joshua Bixby, "an aged man,'' died 
June 9, 1754. 

Hannah Bixby married Richard Towne, 
both of Topsfield, Feb. 28, 1736-7. 

Abigail Bixby, "an aged woman", died 
Nov. 7, 1758. 

— Topsfield records. 



Joseph Bigsby lived in Marblehead, mar- 
ried Sarah Roades May 12, 1748 : admin- 
istration was granted on his estate, to his 
widow Sarah Bixby, Nov. 24, 1763. Chil- 
dren, baptized in Marblehead : i . Mary, 
baptized Sept. 15, 1751 ; married Richard 
Necks Sept. 17, 1772 ; 2. Ruth, baptized 
June I, 1755 j married Samuel Legrow 
May 16, 1773 j 3. Lydia, baptized July 2, 
1758 ; 4. Abigail, baptized Sept. 28, 1760. 
— Records, 


John Bond% husbandman, lived in 
Newbury (probably on the Rowley line, 
as he is called of Rowley in 1661 and 
1663) as early as 1649; ^.nd removed to 
Haverhill about 1663, though he is called 
of Newbury as late as 1665, and of Hav- 
erhill as early as 1660.* He married Hes- 
ter Blakeley Aug. 15, 1649, she being 
aged thirty-three in 1663. He died 
Dec. 3, 1674. She survived him, and 
married, secondly, John Williams of Hav- 
erhill May 5, 1675. 

Children, born in Newbury : — 
2 — I. JOHN^, b. June 10, 1650; probably d. in 

or before 1674. 
3 — II. Thomas^, b. March 29, 1652; d. May 

23, 1652. 
4 — III. Joseph^, b. April 14, 1653. See below 

5 — IV. Hestkr2, b. Sept. 25, 1655; m. Aquilla 

Chase before 1674. 
6 — V. Mary^, b. Dec. 16, 1657; livingin 1674. 
7 — VI. Abigail^, b. Dec. 3, 1660; m. Ezra Rolf 

March 2, 1675-6. 


Joseph Bond*, born in Newbury April 
14, 1653. He was a husbandman, and 
lived in Haverhill. He served in King 
Philip's war in 1676, under Lt. Benjamin 
Swett. He married Miss Sarah Williams 
Nov. 26, 1679, in Haverhill; and she was 
his wife in 1702. He died Feb. 26, 1724- 
5, at the age of seventy-one. 

Children, born in Haverhill : — 

*He was of Plum island Dec. 16, 1662, when 
he sold his "now dwelling house'' and land to 
Richard Dole of Newbury. — Court files, volume 
XXX VI., leaf 48. 

8—1. Abigails, b. Feb. 22, 1680; m. first, 
Edward Ord way June 14,1804; and 
second, Robert Emerson March 24, 
171 5 ; and she was Mrs. Emerson in 
9— II. Esther", b. April 22, 1683; d. June 19, 

10 — III. Rebecca*, m. Benjamin Hardy in 1709 ; 
and was living in 1724. 

IT— IV. John*, b. Oct. 12, 1688. See below (//). 

12 — V. Sarah^, b. June 15, 1691 ; d. May 10, 

13 — VI. Joseph^, b. April 6, 1694. See below 

14 — VII. Hannah', b. Nov. 9, 1696; m. John 
Atwood Oct. 28, 1 71 5; and was living 
in 1724. 

IS — VIII. Lydia*, m. Nathaniel Duston June 8, 

16— IX. Sarah*, b. Jan. l6, 1699-1700; m. John 
Bishop before 1724; and he was a 
physician in Medford in 1 726. 

17— X. Mercy*, b. June 3, 1702; m. Israel 
Webster Jan. 15, 1729-30. 


John Bond3, born in Haverhill Oct. 
12, 1688. He was a yoeman, and lived 
in Haverhill. He married Martha Hall 
in 1715 ; and was drowned May i, 1721, 
at the age of thirty-two. His wife sur- 
vived him ; and married, secondly, Sam- 
uel Graves before 1725. 

Children, born in Haverhill : — 

18 — I. Sarah^ b. Oct. 21, 1 716; m. Joseph 

Kimball, jr., of Bradford Nov. 13, 

1740; and was his wife in 1752. 

19— II. John*, b. Jan. 14, 1 718-9; lived in 

Hampstead, N. H., physician, in 

20— III. Jonathan*, b. Nov. 14, 1721, posthu- 

Joseph Bond3, born in Haverhill April 
6, 1694. He was a yoeman, and lived in 
Haverhill. He married Elizabeth Simons 
Feb. 6, 1 7 20-1; and died before June 
30, 1746, when administration was grant- 
ed upon his estate.* She survived him'. 

Children : — 
21 — I. Sarah*, m. David Hale of Bradford, yeo- 
man. May 29, 1740; and she was his 
widow in 1771. 
22 — II. Mary*, m. Thomas Little of Atkinson, 
N. H.; and was his widow in 1771. 

*A claim was due to the estate from the estate 
of Jonathan Bond of Kingston, deceased, in 1746. 
— Probate records. 




Continued from volume VJIIy page 183. 

John Bickford of Salem ; priv., Capt. 
Joseph Killer's co., Col. Jonathan Tit- 
comb's reg. ; arrived in camp May 6, 
1777 ; dis. July 6, 1777 ; service, 2 mos., 
6 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Camp 
at Providence. 

John Bickford, jr., of Salem; priv., 
Capt. Benjamin Ward, jr.'s co. ; enl. Jan. 
22, 1776 ; dis. Nov. 18, 1776 ; service, 9 
mos., 28 days, at Salem. 

Samuel Bickford of Salem; prize 
master, schooner " Fly," com. by Capt. 
Silas Smith ; descriptive list of officers and 
crew, dated Nov. 8, 1780 ; age, 2 7 years; 
stature, 5 ft., 8 in. ; complexion, dark ; 
residence, Salem. 

Benjamin Biggs of Manchester ; priv., 
Capt. Kimball's co.. Col. Mansfield's reg.; 
muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enl. 
May 18, 1775; service, 2 mos., 19 days. 

Benjamin Bigs of Manchester ; Capt. 
Benjamin Kimball's co., Col. Mansfield's 
reg. ; receipt for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, July I, 1775 ; also, co. return 
dated Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, 
Capt. KiiTiball's co.. Col. Israel Hutchin- 
son's (igih) reg.; order for bounty coat, 
dated Winter Hill, Dec. 30, 1775. 

Dudley Bigsbe of Topsfield ; priv., 
Capt. Joseph Gould's co.. Col. John Ba- 
ker's reg., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 5 days. 

David Bigsby of Salem ; ordinary sea- 
man, ship "Franklin," com. by Capt. 
John Turner ; descriptive list of officers 
and crew, dated Dec. 2, 1780; age, 21 
years ; complexion, light; residence, Sa- 
lem ; cruise began Aug. 8, 1780. 

Dudley Bigsby of Topsfield ; priv., 
Capt. John Baker's co.. Col. Little's reg.; 
muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. May 
17 (also given May 2), 1775 ; service, 2 
mos., 19 days; also, co. return [probably 
Oct., 1775]; age, 20 years. 

John Biles of Beverly; priv., Capt. 
Jeremiah Putnam's co., Col. Nathaniel 
Wade's reg.; enL Aug. 12, 1778; service, 

5 mos., 24 days, at Rhode Island; enlist- 
ment to expire Jan. i, 1779 ; also, muster 
roll for Jan.-Sept., 1778, dated East 
Greenwich ; also, muster roll for Jan.-Nov., 
1778, dated North Kingston. 

Nathaniel Biles of Gloucester ; Capt. 
Gideon Parker's co.. Col. Moses Little's 
reg. ; receipt for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, July 2, 1775; also, Corp.; mus- 
ter roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. June 6, 
1775 ; service, 2 mos.; also, co. return 
dated Oct. 8, 1775 ; age, 32 years ; alsoy 
Capt. Parker's co.. Col. Little's reg. ; enL 
Jan. I, 1776. 

James Birch of Danvers (also, given 
Topsfiell); Lt. Billy Porter's co., Col. 
Mansfield's reg. ; order for advance pay 
dated Cambridge, June 22, 1775; ^^-^^j 
priv., Capt. Ebenezer Francis' co.. Col. 
Mansfield's reg. ; muster roll dated Aug. 
I, 1775; enl. May 4, 1775; service, 3 
mos., 5 days ; also, Capt. Francis' co. , 
Col. Israel Hutchinson's reg. ; order for 
bounty coat, dated Camp at Winter Hill, 
Oct. 26, 1775; also, It.-col.'s CO., Col. 
Calvin Smith's (late Wigglesworth's) 
reg.; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from Feb. ti, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; residence, Danvers; credited to 
town of Danvers; also, Capt. Daniel 
Pilsbury's co., Col. Edward Wiggles- 
worth's (4th) reg. ; muster roll for May, 
1778, dated Valley Forge ; enlistment, 3 
years; also, muster roll, for June, 1778, 
dated ** Greenage ;" alsOy pay abstract for 
Oct., 1778, sworn to at Providence ; also, 
Lt.-col. Dudley Coleman's co., Col. Wig- 
glesworth's reg., com. by Maj. Porter; 
muster roll for March and April, 1779, 
dated Providence; enl. Feb. 8, 1777. 

Thomas Birdway of Marblehead; Capt. 
William Bacon's co.. Col. John Glover's 
reg.; receipt for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, June 27, 1775 ; also, priv.; muster 
roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enl. June 12, 
1775 ; service, i mo., 22 days. 

Benjamin Bishop of Rowley ; priv., Capt. 
Robert Dodge's co.. Col. Ebenezer Fran- 
cis' reg.; pay roll for two days' service 
sworn to Nov. 29, 1776; marched to 
camp and back again. 



Benjamin Bishop of Newburyport ; priv., 
Capt. Joshua French's co., Lt.-col. Enoch 
Putnam's reg. ; enl. Aug. 15, 1781; dis. 
Nov. 31, 1 781 ; service, 3 mos., 28 days; 
enlistment, 3 mos. ; regiment raised in 
Essex and Plymouth counties to rein- 
force Continental Army. 

Ebenezer Bishop of Salem; boatswain, 
brigantine " Dolphin," com. by Capt. 
David Ingersoll ; descriptive list of officers 
and crew dated May 25, 1780; age, 28 
years ; stature, 5 ft., 5 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; residence, Salem. 

Edward Bishop of Rowley ; priv., Capt. 
Thomas Mighill's (ist) co.. Col. Gerrish's 
reg.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. 
April 23, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 15 days ; 
also, Capt. Mighill's co., Co). Loammi 
Baldwin's (late Gerrish's) 38th reg.; co. 
return dated Sewall's Point, Sept. 26, 
1775 ; also, serg., Capt. Mighill's co.. Col. 
Baldwin (26 th) reg.; pay abstracts for Jan. 
and Feb., 1776. 

En OS Bishop of Bradford ; priv., Capt. 
Nathaniel Gage's co., Col. James Frye's 
reg., which marched on the alarm of April 
19, 1775 ; service, 7 days ; also, return of 
men in camp at Cambridge, May 17, 
1775 ) ^^^0, an account of loss of articles 
at Charlestown June 17, 1775; also, co. 
return dated Cambridge, Sept. 6, 1775 ; 
also, Capt. Nathaniel Gage's co., Maj. 
Gage's reg.; enl. Sept. 30, 1777; dis. 
Nov. 6, 1777; service, i mo., 9 days, 
with Northern army. 

James P. Bishop of Salem; pay roll 
for 6 mos. men raised by the town of Sa- 
lem for service in the Continental Army 
during 1780; marched Aug. 12, 1780; 
dis. Dec. 17, 1780; service, 4 mos., 18 

John Bishop of Marblehead ; priv., 
Capt. Thomas Grant's co., Col. John Glov- 
er's reg. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; 
enl. May 17, 1775; service, 2 mos., 20 
days; also, co. return [probably Oct., 


John Bishop of Gloucester (also given 
Cape Ann and Cambridge); priv., Capt. 
Joseph Roby's co., Col. Moses Little's 
reg.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. 

June 2, 1775; service, 2 mos., 4 days; 
also, CO. return probably Oct., 1775]; 
age, 36 years ; also, order for bounty coat 
or its equivalent in money dated Dec. 11, 
1775 ; also, Capt. John Spurr's co.. Col. 
Thomas Nixon's 5th (also given 6ih) reg. ; 
Continental Army pay accounts for service 
from Jan i, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; ^^>f^» 
muster roll of men in service on or before 
Aug. 15, 1777, dated Camp near Peeks- 
kill, Feb. 16, 1779; ^^^^> muster roll for 
May, 1779, dated Highlands; also, de- 
scriptive list of men enl. prior to Sept. 30, 
1779; residence, Cambridge; age, 48 
years ; stature, 5 ft., 7 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; joined Col. Nixon's reg. ; enlistment, 
during war ; also, Capt. Spurr's co.. Col. 
Nixon's reg. ; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from Jan. i, 1780, to 
April I, 1780; reported, deserted April 
I, 1780; also, list of deserters dated 
Camp Ten Eyck, Aug. 27, 1780; Capt. 
Spurr's CO., Col. Nixon's reg.; age, 43 
yrs ; stature, 5 ft., 8 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; hair, gray ; eyes, dark ; birthplace. 
Cape Ann ; residence, Cambridge. 

Samuel Bishop of Salem, return of men 
enlisted into Continental Army from ist 
Essex CO. reg. [year not given] ; residence, 
Salem ; enl. for Salem ; joined Capt. Sum- 
ner's co., Col. Greaton's reg. ; enlistment, 
3 years or during war ; reported mustered 
by Nathaniel Barber, muster master; also, 
priv., Capt. Job Sumner's co., Col. John 
Greaton's (2d) reg. ; Continental Army 
pay accounts for service from Jan. 14, 
1777, to Dec. 31, 1779 ;^^«f^> Capt. Sam- 
uel Flower's co., Col. Greaton's reg.; 
muster rolls for July and August, 1779, 
dated Camp Highlands ; also, muster roll 
for Sept., 1779, dated Camp Bedford ; also, 
muster roll for Oct., 1779, dated Camp 
near Peekskill ; reported sick in camp ; 
also, Capt. Joseph Crocker's co., Col. 
Greaton's reg. ; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from Jan. i, 1780, to 
Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Flower's co., 
Col. Greaton's reg. ; muster roll for Nov. 
and Dec, 1779, dated Continental Village; 
reported on furlough for 50 days from 
Dec. 18, 1779; ^/f^, (late) Capt. Flower's 



CO., Col. Greaton's (3d) reg. ; muster roll 
for Jan.-June, 1780; reported deserted 
March i, 1780. 

Samuel Bishop of Gloucester ; list of 
men enlisted into Continental Army from 
Essex CO. [year not given]; residence, 
Gloucester ; enlisted for Gloucester. 

David Bixby of Boxford (also given 
Middleton); Capt. Asa Prince's co.. Col. 
Mansfield's reg. ; order for advance pay 
dated Cambridge, June 8, 1775; also^ 
priv. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; 
enl. May 4, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 4 days ; 
alsOf CO. return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Prince's co., Col. Israel Hutchin- 
son's (19th) reg.; order for bounty coat, 
dated Dec. 21, 1775; alsoy corp., Capt. 
Samuel Flint's co.. Col. Samuel Johnson's 
reg. ; enl. Aug. 25, 1777; dis. Nov. 30, 
iTTj ; service, 3 mos., 19 days, at the 
Northward ; a/so, pay roll for mileage from 
Scarsdale, N. Y., home, allowed in coun- 
cil July 27, 1778. 

DtTDLEY BixBYof Topsfield ; priv., Capt. 
John Baker's co., Capt. Moses Little's 
reg.; order for bounty coat dated Dec. 

II, 1775. 

David Bixley of Middleton; priv., 

Capt. Silas Adams' co., Col. Titcomb's 
reg. ; pay roll for 2 mos. service dated 
June 29, 1777. 

Boston Black of Marblehead ; pay roll 
for 6 mos. men raised by Marblehead for 
service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched Aug. 18, 1780; dis. Feb. 
23, 1781 ; service, 6 mos., 17 days; a/so, 
descriptive list of enl. men ; age, 18 years ; 
stature, 5 ft., 7 in. ; complexion, negro ; 
hair, wool ; occupation, laborer ; residence, 
Marblehead; enl. Feb. 24, 1781 ; joined 
Capt. Hastings' co., Lt.-col. John Brooks* 
(7th) reg.; enlistment, 3 years; a/so, re- 
ceipt for bounty paid him by town of 
York for 3 years' enlistment, dated York, 
May 8,1781; also, priv., Capt. Joseph 
Bates' CO., Lt.-col. Brooks' reg. ; muster 
roll for July, 1781 ; a/so, muster roll for 
Aug., 1 78 1, dated Camp at Peekskill; 
also, muster roll for Sept., 1781 ; reported 
on extra duty with General Glover ; also, 
muster rolls for Oct., 1781,-Feb., 1782, 

dated York Huts; reported servant to 
Gen. Glover. 

Cais Black of Marblehead; pay roll 
for 6 mos. men raised by Marblehead for 
service in the Continental Army during 
1780; marched June 19, 1780; dis. Dec. 
24, 1780; service, 6 mos., 17 days. 

James Black of Beverly; descriptive 
list of officers and crew of the ship " Ju- 
nius Brutus, " com. by Capt. John Leach, 
dated Salem, June 15, 1780; age, 28 
years; stature, 5, ft., 7 in.; complexion, 
light; residence, Beverly. 

JoAB Black of Salem ; Capt. Addison 
Richardson's co., Col. John Mansfield's 
reg. ; order for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, June 8, 1775 ; also, priv. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. i, 1775; enl. May 16, 
1775 > service, 2 mos., 20 days; also, 
Capt. Richardson's co., Col. Israel Hutch- 
inson's (late Mansfield's) 19th reg.; re- 
ceipt for wages for Sept., 1775, dated 
Camp at Winter Hill ; also, co. return 
dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; ^^-^^j order for boun- 
ty coat dated Winter Hill, Oct. 27, 1775 ; 
also, receipt for wages due Aug. i, 1775, 
dated Cambridge, March 14, 1776. 

William Blackler of Marblehead; 
Capt. Francis Symonds' co., CoL John 
Glover's reg.; receipt for advance pay 
dated Cambridge, June 27, 1775; also, 
drummer; muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775 ; enl. May 30, 1775 ; service, 2 mos., 
7 days ; also, co. return [probably Oct., 

William Blackler of Marblehead; 

capt., Col. John Glover's (Essex co.) 
reg. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. 
April 24, 1775 ; service, 3 mos., 15 days; 
reported recommended to be commis- 
sioned June 22, 1775; also, co. return 
dated Cambridge, Oct. 9, 1775. 

Samuel Blackley of Marblehead ; boy, 
sloop ** Morning Star," com. by Capt. 
John Ravill; descriptive list of officers 
and crew dated Oct. 17, 1780; age, 13 
years ; stature, 4 ft., 5 in. ; complexion, 
dark ; residence, Marblehead. 

Jo-H Blackly of Marblehead; prize 
master, sloop ** Morning Star, " com. by 
Capt. John Ravill ; descriptive list of 



officers and crew dated Oct. 17, 1780; 
age, 3 7 years ; stature, 5 ft., 11 in. ; com- 
plexion, dark ; residence, Marblehead. 

John Blair of Marblehead ; Capt. 
Nicholas Broughton's cc, Col. John Glov- 
er's reg. ; receipt for advance pay dated 
Cambridge, June 27, iTTS) also j priv. ; 
muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. May 
24, 1775 ; service, 2 mos., 13 days ; also, 
CO. return [probably Oct., 1775]; also, 
order for bounty coat dated Cambridge, 
Dec. 20, 1775. 

Robert Blair of Beverly ; descriptive 
list of enl. men ; Capt. Tisdale's co., Col. 
John Greaton's reg. ; age, 16 years ; stat- 
ure, 5 ft., 4 in. ; complexion, dark ; hair, 
dark; eyes, dark (also given red) ; occu- 
pation, laborer ; residence, Beverly ; enl. 
March 22, 1781; enlistment, 3 years; 
also, priv., Capt. James Tisdale's co.. 
Col. Greaton's (3d) reg. ; muster roll for 
April, 1 781, dated West Point ; also, mus- 
ter rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, dated 
Camp Peekskill ; also, muster roll for Oct. 
and Nov., 1781, dated Camp Highlands ; 
also, muster rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1782, 
dated Hutts, New Boston; also, muster 
rolls for Sept. and Oct., 1782 ; also, Capt. 
Tisdale's (3d) co., Col. Greaton's reg.; 
com. by Lt.-col. James Millin ; muster 
rolls for Jan. and Feb., 1783 ; also, Capt. 
Tisdale's (4th) co., Col. Michael Jackson's 
(3d) reg. ; muster roll for Aug. and Sept., 

Jonathan Blaisdel of Amesbury ; priv., 

Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., which 

marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 

from Amesbury (East parish) ; service, 

10 days. 

Levi Blaisdel of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. Barnard's co., Col. Little's reg. ; co. 
return dated Oct. 9, 1775 ; age, 19 years; 
enl. June i, 1775. 

Samuel Blaisdel of Amesbury; priv., 
Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
from Amesbury (East parish); service, 
5 days. 

John Blaisdell of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 

from Amesbury (East parish); service, 10 

Levi Blaisdell of Amesbury; priv., 
Capt. Timothy Barnard's co.. Col. Moses 
Little's reg. : muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775 ; enl. June i, i775 ; service, 8 weeks, 
5 days. 

Oliver Blaisdell of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. Timothy Barnard's co., which 
marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, 
from Amesbury (East parish) ; service, 8 

Samuel Blaisdell of Salisbury ; list of 
men raised for the 6 mos. service and re- 
turned by Brig. -gen. Paterson as having 
passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

Samuel Blaizdel of Amesbury ; certifi- 
cate dated Boston, Feb. 18, 1779, signed 
by Lt.-col. J. Brooks, stating that said 
Blaizdell had been a non commissioned 
officer in Col. Michael Jackson's reg. from 
Jan. I, 1777. 

Jacob Blaizdell of Salisbury; priv., 
Capt. Varnum's co.. Col. Michael Jack- 
son's reg.; Continental Army pay ac- 
counts for service from April 2, 1777, 
to Dec. 31, 1779. 

Samuel Blaizdell of Amesbury ; ens.. 
Col. Michael Jackson's reg ; list of officers 
of Mass. Line ; com. Nov. 26, 1779 ; ^^^^t 
Capt. Keith's co., Col. Jackson's reg.; 
Continental Army pay accounts for ser- 
vice from Jan. 28, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; reported as serving 8 mos., 12 
days as serg., 26 mos., 21 days, as serg.- 
maj.; also, serg.-maj., Capt. James Var- 
num's CO. , Col. Jackson's reg.; return dated 

April 9,1779- 

• Christopher Blake of Haverhill ; 
Corp., Capt. Nicholas Blasdel's co.. Col. 
Wigglesworth's reg.; pay abstract for 
travel allowance from Albany home, in 

John Blake of Methuen ; priv., Capt. 
Noah Allen's co.. Col. Joseph's Vose's (ist) 
reg.; muster roll for May, 1781, dated 
West Point; enl. March 20, 1781 ; en- 
listment, 3 years; also, muster roll for 
June, 1 781 ; also, muster roll for July,i 781, 
dated Camp near Dobb's Ferry; also, 



muster rolls for Aug. and Sept., 1781, 
dated Camp at Peekskill ; also^ muster 
rolls for Oct. and Nov., 1781, and 
Jan., 1782, dated York Hutts; reported 
transferred to Light Infantry co. in Jan., 
1782; also^ Capt. Nathaniel Cushing's 
(Light Infantry) co.. Col. Vose's reg. ; 
muster roll for Feb., 1782. 

Lawrence Blake of Marblehead ; priv., 
Capt. William Courtis' co.. Col. John 
Glover's reg.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775; enl. June 10, 1775; service, i 
mo., 24 days; also^ co. return [probably 
Oct., 1775] ; alsoy order for bounty coat 
dated Beverly, Jan. 6, 1776. 

Paul Blake of Ipswich ; Capt. Robert 
Dodge's CO., Col. Samuel Johnson's reg. ; 
marched Aug. 15, 1777; dis. Dec. 14, 
1777; service, 4 mos., at Peekskill, in 
Gen. Warner's brigade; co. detached 
from 3d reg. of Mass. militia. 

Samuel Blake of Newbury ; pilot, ship 
" Essex " (privateer), com. by Capt. John 
Cathcart ; descriptive list of officers and 
crew dated June 12, 1780; age 40 years; 
stature, 6 ft.; residence Newbury. 

Samuel Blake of Salem ; seaman, ship 
** Pilgrim," com. by Capt. Joseph Robin- 
son ; descriptive list of officers and crew 
dated Aug. 2, 1780 ; age, 23 years; stature, 

5 ft., 10 in.; complexion, dark ; residence, 

Simeon Blake of Newbury ; It., Capt. 
Jonathan Poor's co., Col. Samuel Ger- 
rish's (2d Essex co.) reg., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ; service, 

6 days. 

Aaron Blanchard of Andover; priv., 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched on 
the alarm of April 19, 1775, ^o Cam- 
bridge ; service, i ^ days. 

Amos Blanchard of Andover (West dis- 
trict); return of men raised agreeable to 
resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; enl. March 16, 
1781 ; residence, Andover (West district) ; 
enlistment, 3 years or during war ; aho^ 
priv.. Col. Benjamin Tupper's (loth) 
reg.; enl. March 16, 1781 ; roll made up 
to Jan. I, 1782 ; service, 9 mos., 16 days ; 
also^ fifer; pay roll for service from Jan. 
I, 1782, to Jan. I, 1783, 12 months. 

Cuff Blanchard of Andover; Capt 
Charles Furbush^s co.. Col. Ebenezer 
Bridge's reg.; receipt for advance pay 
dated Cambridge, June 30, 1775 ; also, 
priv.; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775; 
enl. May 28, 1775; service, 2 mos., 9 
days ; also^ order for bounty coat dated 
Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775. 

Daniel Blanchard of Andover ; priv., 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge ; service, i Y^. days ; also^ Capt. 
John Abbot's co., Maj. Gage's reg.; enl. 
Sept. 30, 1777; dis. Nov. 6, 1777; ser- 
vice, I mo., 8 days ; also, Lt. Jeremiah 
Blanchard's co.. Col. Thomas Poor's reg.; 
enl. June 4, 1778; dis. Jan. 29, 1779; 
service, 8 mos., 8 days, at North River ; 
enlistment, 8 months from time of arrival 
at Peekskill ; also, Capt. David Whittier's 
CO., Col. Poor's reg.; pay rolls for July 
and Aug., 1778 ; also, pay roll for Sept., 
1778, dated Fort Clinton; also, Lt. 
Blanchard's co., Col. Poor's reg.; pay 
rolls for Nov., 1778,-Jan., 1779, dated 
King's Ferry ; also, descriptive list of enl. 
men raised agreeable to resolve of June 9, 
1779 ;Capt. Lovejoy's co., Col. Johnson's 
reg.; age, 19 years; stature, 5 ft., 9 in.; 
complexion, light ; residence, Andover ; 
enlistment, 9 mos., received at Spring- 
field July 16, 1779, by Capt. Christopher 
Marshall ; also, return dated Boxford, 
Dec. 8, 1779, made by John Cushing, 
muster master for Essex co.; also, Capt. 
Abbot's CO., Col. Nathaniel Wade's reg.; 
enl. July 10, 1780; dis. Oct. 10, 1780; 
service, 3 mos., 11 days, at West Point; 
enhstment, 3 mos.; also, return of men 
raised agreeable to resolve of Dec. 2, 
1780; residence, Andover (West district); 
enl. March 9, 1781; enlistment, 3 years 
or during war. 

Isaac Blanchard of Andover ; descrip- 
tive list of men raised agreeable to re- 
solve of June 9, 1779; Capt. Lovejoy's 
CO., Johnson's reg.; age, 16 years ; stature, 
5 ft., 4 in.; complexion, light ; residence, 
Andover ; enlistment, 9 mos.; received at 
Springfield July 16, 1779, by Capt. 
Christopher Marshall ; also, return dated 



Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779, made by John 
Gushing, muster master for Essex co. 

Jeremiah Blanchard of Andover ; It., 
Capt. Charles Furbush's co., Col. Eben- 
ezer Bridge's reg.; muster roll dated Aug. 
I, 1775; enl. April 25, 1775 ; service, 3 
mos., 14 days ; also^ petition dated Cam- 
bridge, Oct. 20, 1775, signed by Col. 
Bridge, asking that said Blanchard be 
commissioned as It. in Capt. Furbush's 
CO.; recommended by council to Gen. 
Washington for commission ; also, 2d It., 
Essex CO. reg.; list of officers of Mass. 
militia; commissioned June to, 1778, to 
serve in Col. Poor's reg. at Peekskill; also, 
It., acting as capt., Col Thomas Poor's reg.; 
enl. May 13, 1778 ; dis. Feb. 17, 1779 5 
service, 9 mos., 17 days, at North river; 
enlistment, 8 mos., from time of arrival at 
Peekskill ; also, Capt. David Whittier's 
CO., Col. Poor's reg.; pay rolls for May- 
Aug., 1778; also, pay roll for Sept., 1778, 
dated Fort Clinton ; also, Lt. Blan ch- 
ard's CO., Col., Poor's reg.; pay rolls for 
Nov., 1778,-Feb. 17, 1779, dated Kings 

Jeremiah Blanchard of Andover 
(also given Danvers) ; priv., Capt. Joshua 
Holt's CO., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge ; service, 
I Yi days ; also, Capt. Charles Furbush's 
CO., Col. Ebenezer Bridge's reg.; receipt 
for advance pay dated Cambridge, June 
3o> 1775 j ^^^0-) muster roll dated Aug. i, 
1775 ; enl. June 28, 1775 ; service, i mo., 
6 days ; also, order for bounty coat dated 
Cambridge, Nov. 21, 1775 ; also, Capt. 
Samuel King's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's 
reg. ; pay rolls for service from June 2 , 
1776, to Dec. I, 1776, 6 mos., 2 days, at 
Hull ; also, matross, Capt. Amos Lincoln's 
(2d) CO., Col. Paul Revere's (artillery) 
reg. ; Continental Army pay accounts for 
service from June i, 1777, to Dec. 31, 
1779; also, Capt. Joseph Balch's (ist) 
CO., Col. Thomas Crafts' (artillery) reg. ; 
pay roll for i mo., 15 days, service made 
up to Aug. 1 , 1777 ; also, list of men who 
refused to leave Boston dated Boston, 
Sept. 22, 1777 ; also, pay roll for service 
from Aug. i, 1777, to Oct. i, 1777, 2 

mos. ; also, list of men who received 
bounty for 8 mos. service from April 30, 
1777, to Dec. 30, 1777 ; also, list of men 
entitled to a bounty dated Boston, Jan. 
12, 1778; also, list of men in Capt. Lin- 
coln's CO. entitled to 3 months stores 
dated Castle Island, Sept. 17, 1779 ; alw, 
Capt. Lincoln's co.. Col. Revere's reg. ; 
pay roll for service from Jan. i, 1780, to 
May 8, 1780, 4 mos., 8 days, dated Bos- 
ton; also, sailor, brigantine "Rover," 
com. by Capt. Adam Wellman ; descriptive 
list of officers and crew dated June 30, 
1780; age, 22 years; stature, 5 ft., 8 in. ; 
complexion, light ; residence, Danvers. 

John Blanchard of Lynn ; Capt. Ezra 
Newhall's co.. Col. Asa Whitcomb's reg. ; 
order for pay for service for i mo. dated 
Cambridge, June 10, 1775; also, priv.; 
Capt. Newhall's co., Col. Mansfield's 
reg. ; muster roll dated Aug. i, 1775 ; enl. 
June 20, 1775 ; service, i mo., 14 days; 
also, CO. return dated Oct. 6, 1775 ; also, 
Capt. Newhall's co.. Col. Israel Hutchin- 
son's (19th) reg. ; order for bounty coat 
dated Winter Hill, Nov. 4, 1775. 

Joseph Blanchard of Salem ; descrip- 
tive list of officers and crew of the ship 
" Jack " (privateer), com. by Capt. Nathan 
Brown, dated July i, 1780; age, 21 years; 
stature, 5 ft, 6 in.; complexion, light; 
residence, Salem. 

Joseph Blanchard of Andover; priv., 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; service, i ^ days. 

Joseph Blanchard of Andover (West 
parish) ; priv. ; return of men raised 
agreeably to resolve of Dec. 2, 1780; 
residence, Andover; enl. Feb. 10, 1781 ; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

Josiah Blanchard, jr., of Andover; 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; served i 5^ days. 

Samuel Blanchard of Andover ; priv., 
Capt. Benjamin Ames' co., Col. James 
Frye's reg., which marched on the alarm 
of April 19, 1775 ; service, 7 Az^js; also, 
return of men in camp at Cambridge, 
May 17, 1775; also, return of men in 

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battle at Charlestown dated Cambridge, 
June 19, 1775; cilsOf co. return dated 
Oct. 17, 1775 ; alsOf Capt. John Abbot's 
CO., Maj. Gage's reg. ; enl. Sept. 30, 1 7 7 7 ; 
dis. Nov. 6, 1777 ; service, i mo., 8 days, 
with Northern army. 

Thomas Blanchard of Andover ; priv., 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, i775> ^o Cam- 
bridge ; service, i day ; reported a volun- 
teer member of the co. who did not bear 

Amos Blancher of Wenham ; list of 
men raised for the 6 mos. service and 
returned by Brig. -gen. Paterson as having 
passed muster in a return dated Camp 
Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780. 

William Blanev of Marblehead ; corp., 
Capt. Nathaniel Lindsey's co. ', pay roll 
for service from Dec. 10, 1776, to March 
18, 1777, 3 mos., 9 days; co. raised in 
Marblehead to reinforce Continental 

Jacob Blasdel of Salisbury; priv., 
Capt. Jonathan Evans' co.. Col. James 
Frye's reg.; co. return dated Cambridge, 
Oct. 6, 1775 ; also J return of men enl. 
into Continental Army from Capt. Benja- 
min Evans' co., dated Feb. 13, 1778; 
residence, Salisbury; enl. for town of 
Salisbury ; joined Capt. Farnum's co.. Col. 
Michael Jackson's reg. ; enlistment, 3 

John Blasdel of Amesbury ; Capt. John 
Currier's co., Col. James Frye's reg. ; re- 
ceipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, 
July I, 1775; also, priv., co. return 
[probably Oct., 1775] ; also, corp., Capt. 
Eliphalet Bodwell's co.. Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's reg.; pay abstract for 
mileage from Albany home, dated Dec, 

Jonathan Blasdel of Amesbury ; Capt. 
John Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's reg. ; 
receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, 
July I, 1775; also, priv.; co. return 
[probably Oct., 1775] ; reported trans- 
ferred to armorers ; also, order for bounty 
coat dated Cambridge, Nov. 16, 1775 ; 
also, descriptive list of men enl. from 
Essex CO. in 1779, to serve in the Conti- 

nental Army ; age, 30 years ; stature, '5 ft., 
9 in. ; complexion, light ; residence, Ames- 
bury; delivered to Lt. William Storey; 
also, return dated Boxford, Dec. 8, 1779 ; 
made by John Cushing, muster master for 
Essex CO. 

Levi Blasdel of Amesbury; priv., 
Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's reg.; pay abstract for 
mileage from Albany home, dated Dec, 
1776 ; also, return of men enl. into Conti- 
nental Army from Capt. William Ballard's 
CO., dated May 29, 1778; residence, 
Amesbury; enl. for town of Amesbury; 
joined Capt. Low's co. ; enlistment, i year. 

Philip Blasdel of Salisbury; descrip- 
tive list of men raised to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for the term of 6 months, 
agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780; 
age, 17 years; stature, 5 ft., 7 in.; com- 
plexion, dark; residence, Salisbury; ar- 
rived at Springfield Aug. 4, 1780; 
marched to camp Aug. 5, 1780, under 
com. of Capt. Samuel Carr ; also, pay roll 
for 6 months men raised by the town of 
Salisbury for service in the Continental 
Army during 1780; marched June 29, 
1780 ; dis. Dec. 16, 1780; service, 5 mos., 
20 days. 

Samuel Blasdel of Amesbury; serg., 
Capt. Eliphalet Bodwell's co., Col. Edward 
Wigglesworth's reg. ; pay abstract for 
mileage from Albany home dated Dec, 
1776; also, ens.; list of officers in Col. 
Michael Jackson's (8th) reg. ; dated West 
Point, Nov. 8, 1779; reported resigned. 

Wells Blasdel of Amesbury; Capt. 
John Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's reg. ; 
receipt for advance pay dated Cambridge, 
July I, 1775; also, priv.; co. return 
[probably Oct., 1775] ; reported deceased 
Sept. 15, 1775. 

Ezra Blasdell of Amesbury ; priv. , 
Capt. Caleb Pilsberry's co., which marched 
April 19 or April 20, 1775, to Medford 
and Cambridge ; service , 4 days. [Name 
crossed out on roll.] 

Ezra Blasdell of Amesbury; priv., 
Capt. Mathias Hoyt's co., of minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 4 days. 


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Harvey Blasdell of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. Matthias Hoyt's co. of minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Jacob Blasdell of Amesbury; list of 
deserters dated Jan. 25, 1781; Col. 
Michael Jackson's 8th (also given 9th) 
reg. ; age, 24 years ; stature, 6 ft.; com- 
plexion, dark; hair, dark; birthplace, 
Amesbury ; residence, Amesbury ; deserted 
April, 1780; enlistment, during war. 

Jonathan Blasdell of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. Matthias Hoyt's co. of minnte-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 4 days. 

Samuel Blasdell of Andover ; matross, 
Capt. Samuel Trevett's co., Col. Richard 
Gridley's reg. ; muster roll dated June 2 1 , 
1775; enl. May 28, 1775; service, 24 

Samuel Blasdell of Amesbury, Capt. 
William Hudson Ballard's co., Col. James 
Frye's reg. ; return of men in camp at 
Cambridge, May 17, 1775; also^ order 
for bounty coat dated Feb. 21, 1776. 

Samuel Blasdell of Salisbury ; descrip- 
tive list of men raised to reinforce Conti- 
nental Army for 6 mos., agreeable to re- 
solve of June 5, 1780; age, 16 years; 
stature, 5 ft, 5 in.; complexion, light; 
residence, Salisbury ; arrived at Spring- 
field July 5, 1780 ; marched to camp July 
5, 1 780, under com. of Capt. Frothingham 
of the artillery. 

Wells Blasdell of Amesbury; serg., 
Capt. Matthias Hoyt's co., of minute-men, 
which marched on the alarm of April 19, 
1775 ; service, 9 days; also, Capt. John 
Currier's co.. Col. James Frye's reg.; 
order for bounty coat dated Amesbury, 
March 4, 1776; reported deceased Sept. 

i7» 1775- 

Jacob Blasdil of Amesbury; priv., 
Capt. Varnum's co.. Col. Michael Jack- 
son's reg. ; Continental Army pay accounts 
for service from Jan. i, 1780, to April i, 
1780 ; reported deserted April i, 1780. 

Samuel Blasdle of Amesbury ; return 
of men enl. into Continental Army from 
Capt. William Ballard's co., Essex co. 
reg., sworn to Feb. 11, 1778; residence, 

Amesbury; enl. for Amesbury; joined 
Capt. Varnum's co., Col. Jackson's reg.; 
enlistment, 3 years. 

John Blatchford, JR., of Gloucester; 
list of men enl. into Continental Army 
from Essex co. [year not given] ; enl. 
for Gloucester. 

Samuel Blazdel of Salisbury ; pay rol 1 
for 6 mos. men raised by Salisbury for 
service in the Continental Army during 
1780 ; marched June 28, 1780; dis. Jan. 
6, 1781 ; service, 6 mos., 21 days. 

Samuel Blesdil of Amesbury ; priv., 
Capt. William H. Ballard's co., Col. James 
Frye's reg. ; co. return dated Cambridge, 
Oct. 6, 1775 ; reported went to Quebec. 

Cuff Blew of Marblehead; ordinary 
seaman, ship *^ Franklin," com. by Capt. 
John Turner ; descriptive list of officers 
and crew dated Dec. 2, 1780; age, 19 
years ; complexion , negro ; residence , 
Marblehead; cruise began Aug. 8, 1780. 

Verien Blie of Salem ; sailmaker, ship 
"Franklin," com. by Capt. John Turner; 
descriptive list of officers and crew dated 
Dec. 2, 1780 ; age, 40 years ; complexion, 
dark; residence, Salem; cruise begun 
Aug. 8, 1780. 

Cyrus Blunt of Andover ; priv., Capt. 
John Davis' co. , Col. James Frye's reg. ; 
CO. return dated Cambridge, Oct. 5, 1775 ; 
enl. June 16, 1775. 

David Blunt of Andover ; corp., Capt. 
Benjamin Ames' co., Col. James Frye's 
reg., which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775; service, 7 days; also, 
return of men in camp at Cambridge, 
May 17, 1775 ; also, co. return dated 
Oct. 6, 1775 ; ^^-f^j order for bounty coat 
dated Cambridge, Nov. 14, i775 ; ^^^^» 
serg., Capt. John Abbot's co., Maj. Gage's 
reg.; enl. Sept. 30, 1777; dis. Nov. 6, 
1777 ; service, i mo., 8 days. 

George Blunt of Andover ; return of 
men enl. into Continental Army from 
Capt. John Abbot, jr.'s (2d) co., Essex 
CO. reg., dated Feb. 16, 1778 ; residence, 
Andover; enl. for town of Andover; 
joined Capt. Benjamin Farnum'sco., Col. 
Ebenezer Francis' reg. ; enlistment, 3 
years ; also^ priv., Capt. Abbot's co.. Col. 

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Benjamin Tupper's reg. ; Continental 
Array pay accounts for service from Feb. 
19, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; o,lso, Capt. 
Farnum's co., Col. Francis' reg. ; pay 
abstract for 49 days rations from date of 
enlistment, Feb. 19, 1777, to time of ar- 
rival at Bennington ; also^ Capt. Farnum's 
CO., Col. Tupper's reg. ; muster return 
dated Jan. 24, 1778; reported unfit for 
duty for want of clothes. 

Silas Blunt of Andover; return of 
men enl. into Continental Army from 
Capt. John Abbot, jr.'s (2d)co., Essex co. 
reg., dated Feb. 16, 1778 ; residence, An- 
dover ; enlisted for Andover j enlistment, 
3 years or during war. 

William Blunt of Andover; priv., 
Capt. Joshua Holt's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge ; service, i j^ days. 

John Bly of Newbury; priv., Capt. 
Gideon Woodwell's co., which marched 
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cam- 
bridge; returned April 23, 1775 ; service, 
6 days ; also^ Capt. Stephen Kent's co. ; 
enl. July 13, 1775; dis. Dec. 9, i775; 
service, 5 mos., 7 days ; stationed at New- 
bury in defence of sea coast ; also^ order 
for wages dated Gloucester, Dec. 10, 
1775 ; also, order for wages dated Water- 
town, Dec. 15, 1775; CO. raised for the 
defence of the sea coast in Essex 


Varien Blyth of Salem; drummer, 
Capt. Nathan Brown's co.. Col. John 
Mansfield's (19) reg.; muster roll dated 
Aug. 1, 1775 ; enl. May 25, 1775 \ service, 
9 weeks, 5 days ; also, co. return dated 
Oct. 6, 1775; alsoy Capt. Brown's co., 
Col. Israel Hutchinson's (19th) reg. ; order 
for bounty coat dated Winter Hill, Oct. 

27, 1775- 

William Blyth of Salem ; fifer, Capt. 

Abner Cransou's co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's 

reg.; receipts for wages for Aug. and 

Sept., 1775, dated Prospect Hill; also, 

CO. return dated Prospect Hill, Oct. 6, 

1775 i ^^^0, order for bounty coat dated 

Prospect Hill, Nov. 13, 1775. 

Charles Boals of Salem ; Capt. Mica- 

jah Gleason's co., Col. Nixon's (4th) 

reg. ; receipt for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, June 10, 1775. 

Daniel Boardman of Ipswich; Capt. 
Gideon Parker's co., Col. Moses Little's 
reg.; receipt for advance pay dated Cam- 
bridge, July 2, 1775 ; ^^>f^> priv. ; muster 
roll dated Aug. 1, i775 ; enl. May 19, 
1775 ; service, 2 mos., 18 days; also, co. 
return dated Oct. 8, 1775 ; age, 19 years. 

Edward Boardman of Marblehead; 
gunner, Capt. Samuel Trevett's co. ; Col. 
Richard Gridley's reg. ; muster roll dated 
June 21, 1775; enl. May 8, 1775; ser- 
vice, I mo., 16 days. 

To he continued. 


The following representatives to ihe 
general court were chosen in May, 1769 : 
Almsbury, Isaac Merrill, esq. ;* Andover, 
Samuel PhiUips, esq. ; Beverly, Capt. 
Henry Herrick; Boxford, Aaron Wood» 
esq.; Bradford, Benjamin MuUiken, esq.: 
Danvers, Dr. Samuel Holten; Gloces- 
ter, Thomas Sanders, jr., esq. ; Haver- 
hill, Mr. Samuel Bacheller ;* Ipswich, 
Capt. Michael Farley ; Lynn, Mr. Eben- 
ezer Burrill; Marblehead, Joshua Orne, 
esq. ;* and John Gallison, esq.;* New- 
bury, Joseph Gerrish, esq.; Newbury- 
port, Capt. J. Greenleaf ;* Rowley, Hum- 
phrey Hobson, esq. ; Salem, Capt. Rich- 
ard Derby, jr.,* and Mr. John Pickering, 
jr. ;* Salisbury, Caleb Gushing, esq.;* and 
Topsfield, Capt. Samuel Smith. Those 
men whose names are starred were not o£ 
the house the preceding year. 

"Yefterday morning died fuddenly in 
this Town [Boston], Mrs. Katherine 
Gibbs, in the 46th Year of her age, relict 
of Henry Gibbs, Efq; of Salem, daughter 
of the late Hon. Secretary Willard : Her 
Funeral is to be attended To-Morrow at 5 
o'clock P. M. from the Place of her late 
Abode in Coinhill." 

William Vans advertised Barbados rum 
for sale. 

The sloop Mary & Ann, 45 tons bur- 
den. Plantation built, to be sold at auc- 



tion at Major Reed's house in Marble- 
head, June 12 th, at 4 o'clock. Apply to 
Capt. Jacob Fowle, or to the master on 

Russell Wyer advertised for sale Indian 
corn, pork, hog's fat, tar, turpentine and 
snake root. 

Two- thirds of a dwelling-house and 
about fourteen rods of land in Salem at 
the lower part of the town, being the es- 
tate of Timothy Wellman, deceased, 
advertised to be sold. Apply to Mary 
Wellman, administratrix, at her dwelling 
house in Salem. 

Taken up by Andrew Todd, between 
Baker's island and the Miseries, a Moses 
boat about thirteen feet long. 
— EssexGazette^ May 30 — -June 6, 1769. 

Polly Bixby of Methuen married Na- 
thaniel Merrill of Danville, Vt., Feb. 26, 
1798. — Methuen town records. 

Mary Bixby married Leonard Sawyer, 
both of Danvers. Oct. 14, 1773. — Dan- 
vers town records. 

Daniel Black, born about 1628, a 
Scotch prisoner, came to New England in 
165 1, in i\\Q John and Sarah of London, 
John Greene, master ; was first employed 
at the iron works in Lynn for several years; 
lived in Ipswich in 1659 ; in Topsfield, 
1 6 60- 1 6 64 ; and the remainder of his life 
in Boxford ; he was fined five pounds, in 
1660, for " making love " to Faith Bridges 
without her parents' consent; he married 
her before 1664 ; he died Dec. 5, 168(8 or 
9); children, born in Boxford: i. Margrett, 
born Oct. 21, 1665 : 2. Daniel, born Aug. 
24, 1667 : lived in Boxford until 1695, 
when he removed to York ; weaver ; mar- 
ried, first, Mary Cummings of Topsfield 
July 14, 1 69-; she died Dec. 16, 169- ; 
second, Sarah Adams of York July 19, 
1695; 3. Mehitable, born March 10, 
1671; 4. John, born July 28, 1672; 5. 
Edmond, born Feb. 6, 1674-5. 

James Black^, yeoman, lived in Boxford, 
1 707- 1 7 2 1 ; married, first, Abigail Johnson 
of Andover; she died Nov. 24, 1720; he 
married, second, Mary Barker of Andover 
Oct. 21, 1721 ; she died Dec. 22, 1721, 
aged twenty-seven ; he died before Feb. 19, 

1 72 1-2, when administration was grant- 
ed on his estate, which was valued at 
^£'283, 19J. ; children, bom in Boxford: i. 
Edmond^ J born April 25, 1 704 ; living, eld- 
est son, 1727. 2. James^f born Oct. 29, 
1705 ; married Merebe Lull of Rowley 
(published Sept. 10, 1727) ; and lived 
in Boxford as late as 1731. 3.yi?^«*, bom 
Jan. 23, 1708 ; living in 1727. 4. Josiak^^ 
baptized July, ist Sabbath, 17 10. 5. Abi- 
gaiP^ born May 1,1718: married Timothy 
Sessions of Andover Feb. 27, 1738-9. 6. 
Daniel^, born March 4, 17 15 ; yeoman; 
married Sarah Symonds April 10, 1740; 
lived in Boxford until 1762, when they re- 
moved to Holden, being dismissed to the 
church there in 1764 ; children, baptized 
in Boxford, as follows : i. Sarah,3 July 24, 
1743; probably married Ephraim [Na- 
than — court records~\ Holt Jan. 7, 1762 ; 
2. Jane3, July 24, 1743; 3. Lydia^, Sept. 
— , 1744; 4. Hannahs, June 22, 1746; 
5. DanieP, April 9, 1749 ; 6. Daniel^, Oct. 
14, 1750; 7- Jacobs, Dec. 17, 1752, in 
Linebrook parish, Ipswich; 8. Abigails, 
May II, 1755; 9. Samuels, Sept. 2, 


— Records. 

Widow Rhoda Black published to Wil- 
liam Forbles, negroes, both of Salem, Dec. 
21, 1799. 

Persis Black married Robert Follet 29 : 
9: 1655. 

Tho : son of George and Dorithy Blacke, 
born 9 : 4 mo: 1658 ; died June 25, 1658, 

Mary Black of Beverly married Rich- 
ard Lee of Salem May 12, 1761. 

James Black married Rhoda Francis, 
free negroes, both of Salem, May 26, 


James Black published to Flora Browne, 

negroes, of Salem, Nov. 20, 1779. 

— Salem town records. 

Children of John Black baptized : Lydia 
25: 10: 1636; Lydia, 3:4* 1638; a 
daughter, 27 : 9 : 1640. — First church, 
Salem f records. 

Sary Black published to Sepio Black, 
both of Wenham, servants to Jonathan 
Porter, Oct. 16, 1748. 



Adam Black, published to Jean Black, 
servants to Richard and Josiah Dodge, 
Nov. 13, 1735. 

— Wenham town records. 

Hannah Black married Benjamin Pea- 
body Sept. 23, 1765. — Middleton town 

Gideon Black married Sally Foster 
Dec. 28, 1794. 

Peter Black (alias Lee) published to 
Sarah Row Jan. 20, 1759 ; " Banns for- 
bidden in less than 15 days by Elizabeth 
Row, mother of said Sarah's husband de- 

Rachel, daughter of Peter Lee (alias 
Black) and Sarah Row, born Dec. 7, 1760. 
— Gloucester town records. 

John Black, sr., died 16 : i : 1675, and 
John Black, called " son '' by Peter Wolfe, 
appointed executor of the estate of John 
Black. — Court records. 

John Black, house wright, lived in Ha- 
verhill, 1 730-1 741; married Susannah 
Davis before 1730; he died in 1741 ; his 
estate was valued at ;£^388, 6j\, dd.) she 
married, secondly, Samuel Johnson April 
28, 1743 ; children born in Haverhill : i. 
Nathan, born Aug. 19, 1730; 2. Dan- 
iel, born Oct. 15, 1732 ; 3. John, born 
March 10, 1734-5; 4. Samuel, bom 
May 12, 1738; living in 1741; 5. Su- 
sanna, born May 9, 1741 ; married Eben- 
ezer Page of Salem, N. H., husbandman, 
before 1759. — Records, 

John Black, sr., of Salem, planter, 1668. 

John Black, sr., of Beverly, husband- 
man, 1670. 

Jack Black of Salem, truckman, 1797. 

John Black, jr., of Salem, laborer, and 
wife Hannah, 1799. 

— Registry of deeds. 

Rebecca Black of Ipswich, servant to 
William Cogswell, 1656. 

George Blacke of Gloucester, 1658, 
1666, 1667. 

Ould Blacke of Topsfield, 1664. 

— County records, 

Hannah Black married Nathaniel May- 
hew June 18, 1795. 

Meribah Black married Joshua Spring- 
er before 1757. 

Hepzibah Black married Daniel Whit- 
tier March 9, 1794. 

Abigail Black of Haverhill married 
Isaac Ross of Sudbury-Canada, April 6 , 

Edmund Black married Sarah Lufkin 
Nov. 9, 1758; lived in Haverhill; she 
died Jan. 22, 1803; children, born in 
Haverhill : Hepzibah, born Dec. 31, 1759; 
Sarah, bom Feb. 11, 1762; Edmund, 
born Aug. 12, 1764; Jonathan Lufkin, 
born Sept. 2, 1766; Abigail, born Sept. 
10, 1768; James, born March 17, 1770; 
Hannah, born Nov. 2, 1775; Moses, 
born Dec. 16, 1779. 

Edmund Black, jr., married Mary Spil- 
ler Sept. 28, 1757. 

Mary Black married David Foster be- 
fore 1707. 

Benjamin Black married Sarah Black 
and had children : Nathaniel, bom Aug. 
23, 1 75 1 ; Mary, born May 8, 1 755 ; died 
May 26, 1755. 

— Haverhill town records. 

A negro called Tom Black lived with 
Ens. Eben. Osgood, and died Dec. 9, 
1734. — Andover town records. 

George Black died Feb. 17, 1697. — 
Boxford town records. 

Dille Black, daughter of Dille, negro, 
belonging to Sam" Lee, jr., born April 6, 

Seser Black, son of Sam" Lee, jr.'s, 

black wench called Delle, bom Oct. 10, 


Mengo Black, child of Sam" Lee, jr.s', 
black wench Dille, born Oct. 21, 1734. 

Flowhear Black, child of Dille, belong- 
ing to Sam" Lee, jr., born July 16, 1736. 
— Manchester town records. 

Daniel Blackhead slain at Black poynt 
June 29, 1677, Andover. — County records. 

Samuel Blackburn of Salem, mariner, 
1796. — Registry of deeds. 

John Blackburn married Hannah Di- 
mon, negroes, both of Salem, May 28, 
1797. — Salem town records. 

** Doc'" William Blackenbury was 
drown^ crossing y® river above y® mill 
dam January 11'^ A. D. 1742." — Ipswich 
town records. 

Pentecost Blackinton lived in Marble - 
head as early as 1688, and removed to 
Attleborough in or before 1714 ; married, 
first, Ann (Pedrick), widow of John Bar- 
ret of Marblehead, Jan. 30, 1688-9 ; and, 
second, Mary (Bonfield), widow of Peter 
Fickett (also Figgett) of Marblebead, 
Jan. I, 1 701-2 ; children, baptized in Mar- 
blehead : I. Elizabeth, baptized Dec. 
15, 1689 ; 2. Benjamin, baptized April 

24, 1692; married Dorcas ; and 

lived in Attleborough, yeoman, in 1722- 
3 ; 3. Pentecost, baptized Jan. 26, 1693-4; 

married Rebecca ; and had son 

George baptized in Marblehead Sept. 2 7, 
1719 ; 4. Miriam, baptized March 22, 
1695-6; married Samuel Sanders Oct. 
31, 1 7 16; 5. John, baptized Nov. 28, 
1697; 6. Mary, baptized Dec. 25, 1698 ; 
7. Sarah, baptized March 31, 1700. — 

John Blackleech married Elizabeth 

, and lived in Salem; children, born 

in Salem : i. Desire, born 13 : 2 : 1636 ; 2. 
Exercise, born — :ii:i637-8;3. Joseph, 
born 8:11: 1638-9 ; 4. Elizabeth, born 
— : 10 : 1641 ; died Oct. — , 1642 ; 5. 
Benony, born — 13: 1643; 6. Eliza- 
beth, born 12 ; 6: 1644. 

Mr. Blackledge of Salem, 1663. 

— County records. 

Dorcas Blackleach married Hugh 
March May 29, 1676. — Newbury town 

Ruth Blackledge of Rowley married 
Samuel Clark of Gloucester July 6, 1758. 

Jabez Blackledge of Ipswich married 
widow Ruth Platts of Rowley May 10, 


— Rowley town records. 

John Blacklidge died in the army des- 
tined to Crown Point, 1755. — Rowley 
church records. 

Hannah Blackledge married Daniel 
Choat, jr., both of Ipswich, April 3, 1749. 
— First church J Ipswich y records. 

"The wife of Jabez Blackledge died 
Nov. 12*^ i^j ^2 P —Ipswich town records. 

John Blackler and Elias Blackler, both 
of Marblehead, fishermen, and Mary 
Graves alias Blackler, wife of William 

NOTES. 189 

Blackler (her first husband) of Marble- 
blehead, deceased, and guardian to Wil- 
liam Blackler's and her children, sold land, 
in Manchester, of our grandfather John 
Codnerof Marblehead, deceased, 17 17. 

John Blackler of Marblehead, fisher- 
man, 1 73 1, 1733, 1738, and wife Sarah, 
1731? 1733; sold land formerly of John 
Codner, deceased. 

William Blackley of Beverly, gentleman, 
and wife Rebecca, granddaughter of Rev. 
John Chipman of Beverly, deceased, 1777. 

— Registry of deeds. 

Children of William Blackmer* of Mar- 
blehead, baptized : John Chipman, Jan. 
28, 1776 ; Joseph, March 9, 1777 ; Joseph, 
Aug. 9, 1778 ; Ward, April 9, 1780; Na- 
thaniel, Feb. 10, 1782. — Beverly church 

Children of Jane Blackler, baptized : 
John, Aug. 24, 1684; Elias, Nov. 27, 

John, son of Elias Blackler, baptized 
Oct. 22, 1 7 10. 

John, son of John Blackler, baptized 
Aug. 14, 1715. 

Oliver Blackler married Ann Sisson 
April 15, 1 73 1. 

— Marblehead church records. 

Deborah Blackler married Benjamin 
Peck Nov. 14, 1790. 

John Blackler married Sarah Brimble- 
comb July 10, 1727. 

Mary Blackler married Benjamin Hend- 
ley Feb. 9, 1762. 

Mary Blackler married John S. Ham- 
mond Jan. 1, 1792. 

Rebecca Blackler married John Beal 
Hanover April 19, 1789. 

Sally Blackler married Thomas Poor 
(Power — -publishment) Feb. i, 1798. 
— Marblehead town records. 

William Blackler, fisherman, lived in 
Marblehead ; married a daughter or grand- 
daughter of John Codner ; he died before 
1 73 1, administration being granted on 
his estate Jan. 24, 1733; children: i. 
Elias, fisherman, lived in Marblehead, 
1732; 2. William, fisherman, lived in 




Marblehead, 1731-1736; 3. Mary, mar- 
ried Thomas McCoUy of Marblehead, 
fisherman, June 5, 1726; of Marblehead, 
sailor, 1751; 4. John, fisherman, lived in 

John Blackler' (son of William Blackler 
of Marblehead, fisherman, deceased, 1752) 
of Marblehead,fisherman, 1761-2, inn-hold- 
er, 1787; he died in 1787, he married 
Miss Deborah P'ortune of Marblehead 
Nov. 15, 1733 ; she died, his widow, be- 
fore or in 1790; children, baptized in 
Marblehead: i. Z>^^ora/i^, hsLiptized June 
i5> 1735 5 married Joseph Griffin June 
25, 1754 ; and was his widow, of Marble- 
head, 1790; 2. J/i^ry*, baptized Feb. 27, 
1737 ; 3. Mary*, baptized Oct. 8, 1738 ; 
married Jeremiah Hagerthy before 1787; 
and was his widow, of Marblehead, 1790 ; 
4.y<?^«*, baptized Sept. 7, 1 740; fisherman; 
lived in Marblehead ; married Rebecca 
Brimblecome March 22, 1763 ; he was 
dead in 1787, and she was his widow ; chil- 
dren, baptized in Marblehead: i. John^, 
baptized Aug. 28, 1763 ; 2. Samuels, bap- 
tized Aug. 25, 1765 ; 3. Rebecca^, bap- 
tized Oct. 18, 1767 ; living, unmarried, 
in 1787 ; 4. William^, baptized Oct. 15, 
1769; 5. Williams, baptized Oct. 25, 
1772 ; 6. Sarahs, baptized Aug. 21, 1774 ; 
7. Deborahs, living in 1787 ; 8. Sarahs, 
baptized June 7, 1778; 5. Sarah*, bap- 
tized Dec. 26, "i-TA^ i married William 
Stewart (or, Steward) Jan. 8, 1765 ; and 
was his widow, of Marblehead, in 1790 . 
6. Margaret*, baptized June 2, 1745 ; 7. 
Hannah*, baptized June 28, 1747; 8. 
William*^ baptized Oct. 29, 1749; 9, 
William*, baptized March i, 1752 ; fish- 
erman ; lived in Marblehead ; married 
Elizabeth Jackson Jan. 23, 1774; he died 
in or before 1787; administration was 
granted upon his estate July 16, 1789; 
she married, secondly, John Stacey of 
Marblehead, fisherman, July 23, 1789; 
children: i. Thomass, a minor, aged 
above fourteen in 1790; 2. Marthas, un- 
married in 1787; 3. Johns, living in 
1787; 4. Samuels, baptized in Marble- 
head Oct. 8, 1786; 10. Hannah*, bap- 
tized Aug. II, 1754; married Joseph 

Gatchel June 30, 1770; and was his wid- 
ow in 1790; II. Martha* baptized May 
1 1 1757 ; married Henry Payne Nov. 27, 
1777 ; and was living in 1790 ; 12. Sam- 
uel*, baptized April 29, 1759. 

William Blackler% fisherman, lived in 
Marblehead; died in 1746; administra- 
tion granted on his estate Oct. 17, 1748 ; 
inventory, ;^247, u. ; his widow Sarah 
married, secondly, Capt. John Nutt of 
Marblehead, gentleman, before or in 
1748; children, baptized in Marblehead: 
I. Sarah*, baptized Nov. 6, 1737; mar- 
ried Joel Smith of Marblehead, house- 
carpenter, March 3, 1757 ; both of Mar- 
blehead, 1766; 2. William* , \iz.-^\\zt A 
May 18, 1740 ; mariner ; lived in Marble- 
head; married Mary Ingalls Oct. 18, 
1763 ; children, baptized m Marblehead; 
MaryS, April 28, 1765 ; Williams, April 
19, 1767 ; MaryS, Nov. 5, 1769 ; Sarahs, 
May 5, 1771 ; Ruths, March 20, 1773; 
3. Mary*, baptized Sept. 26, 1742 ; mar- 
ried Samuel Gale Aug. 17, 1 762 ; 4. Ruth*, 
baptized May 6, 1 744 ; married Capt. 
John Colly er Sept. 22, 1 7 6 1 ; 5 . Charity*, 
baptized Oct. 26, 1746. 

William Blackler of Marblehead, fisher- 
man ; married Mary Rowles Dec. 1 8, 
1 701 ; administration was granted on his 
estate July 2, 17 13; and she married, 
secondly, Jonathan Graves of Marblehead, 
fisherman, before 1717; children: i. 
William, baptized Aug. 27, 1704, in Mar- 
blehead; 2. Mary, baptized March 14, 
1707-8; living in 1731; 3. John, aged 
about fourteen in 1725. 

John Blackler, fisherman, lived in Mar- 
blehead, 17 1 2, 1725; married Miss Eliz- 
abeth Gale Jan. 10, 171 1-2: and died 
before 1748; children, baptized in Mar- 
blehead : I. Elias, baptized March 8, 
1 71 2-3; 2. Elizabeth, baptized Sept. 29, 
1 71 7; 3. Elizabeth, baptized Aug. 20, 
1721 ; married Archibald Selman of Mar- 
blehead, fisherman, Jan. 11, 1738-9; and 
was his wife in 1748; 4. Sarah, baptized 
Dec. I, 1723; married Joseph Selman, 
fisherman, before 1748; 5. Mary, bap- 
tized Dec. 5, 1725 ; married Samuel Beal 
of Marblehead, fisherman, Jan. 14, 1748. 



Capt. William Blackler, merchant, lived 
in Marblehead, married Rebecca Chip- 
man Dec. 27, 1773; children, baptized 
in Marblehead : Rebecca, Oct. 2, 1774 ; 
Nancy, Nov. 16, 1783; died Nov. 22, 
1800, aged seventeen; Elizabeth, Sept. 
18, 1785 ; Lucy, July 29, 1787 ; Frances, 
July 19, 1789 ; Francis and Henry (twins), 
Sept. 25, 1791 ; Lydia, Jan 5, 1794 ; Na- 
thaniel, July 3, 1796. 

Capt. William Blackler, jr., mariner, 
lived in Marblehead, 17 94- 1807 ; married 
Elizabeth G.Gerry May 5, 1793 ; children, 
baptized in Marblehead : Eliza, Feb. 2, 
1794 ; Mary Ingalls, Jan. 22, 1797 ; Han- 
nah Glover, June 2, 1799 ; Lucia, Nov. 8, 
1 801 ; Thomas Gerry, Aug. 2, 1807. 

— Records. 

John Blackler of Marblehead was ap- 
pointed administrator of the estate of 
Joanna Blackler of Marblehead Jan. 2, 
1 730-1. Inventory, all real estate inher- 
ited from her father John Codnar, by his 
will, ;^ 698, 15 J. — Probate records, 

John Blackleach of Salem, 1634, free- 
man May 6, 1635, an active merchant, 
representative in 1636, had by wife Eliz- 
abeth, beside John (who lived in Boston), 
Exercise, baptized Jan. 24, 1637 ; Joshua, 
Feb. 23, 1639 ; Elizabeth, Dec. 12, 1641 ; 
died soon; Benoni, May, 1643; Eliza- 
beth, Aug. 4, 1644 ; and Solomon ; he re- 
moved to Boston, where his daughter Ex- 
ercise married Richard Rasor Aug. 24, 
1660 ; thence removed to Hartford ; and 
died at Wethersfield Aug. 23, 1683. His 
wife Elizabeth had died a few weeks 
earlier. — Savage. 

George Mungey is mentioned in bill of 
Benjamin Mungey, page 125. 


Queries are inserted for one cent a word. 
Answers are solicited. 

451. Rufus Lamson, sadler, was of 
Salem, 18 10; died in Boston, 1837. 
Whom, when and where did he marry? 


Box ^\y Elk ins, N, H. 

452. What was the "telegraph" sys- 
tem that existed along the Atlantic coast 
here about a century ago? What is its 
history, and what was the method em- 
ployed to convey intelligence? Were 
flags used ? 


425. The only Mary Bowley in Essex 
county to marry Aquila Chase or anyone 
else about 1739 was Mary, daughter of 
John and Hannah (Hadlock) Bowley, 
born in Newbury Dec. 13, 17 19. Her 
parents were both of Newbury when they 
were published, March 21, 17 18-9. — 

438. The word "newel" as applied 
to posts supporting balusters and baluster 
rails comes from the post which supported 
the stairs, etc., and stood in the centre of 
the stair case, the stairs turning around 
it. The word has been used in this con- 
nection for some five hundred years, orig- 
inally in France. The words " newel " 
and "nucleus" are similar, their original 
meaning being the centre or central sup- 
port. Many use the word " newel " as 
denoting the spirally carved posts sup- 
porting the baluster rails, and also to simi- 
larly carved balusters. 

The spiral posts and balusters have 
been constructed in many of the best 
houses in New England from about 1680 
to about 1800. They were made by 
hand, and required skill and great care in 
their production. 



In connection with old Norfolk county, 
a new society, called the Piscataqua Pio- 
neers, has been formed. Its object 
is to secure and preserve the records 
of the Piscataqua River pioneers, 
and the association of their descend- 
ants. The president is Hon. Moses 



A. Safford of Kittery, and the secretary, 
Albert H. Lamson of Elkins, N. H. 


This number completes volume nine of 
The Essex Antiquarian. There have 
been published during the year the wills 
proved in Essex county in 1661 ; the 
gravestone inscriptions in the city of 
Gloucester before 1800; the genealogy of 
Essex county families from Blanchard to 
Bond inclusive ; the record of the Essex 
county Revolutionary soldiers and sailors 
from Bickford to Bo^rdman ; abstracts 
of the old Norfolk county records, 167 1 ; 
Salem quarterly court records and files, 
1656 and 1657 ; Ipswich court records 
and files, 1650 and 165 1 ; and miscella- 
neous genealogical notes from the records 
from Berry to Blackleach. 


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0., 1905. This is a well and closely 
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Abbot, 29, 30, III, 119, 

174, 175, 182, 184- 

Abbott, 26-29, 64, no, 

III, 119, 131. 
Aborne, 63, 64. 
Abourn, 64. 
Acey, 45, 127. 
Adames, 124. 
Adams, 46, 58, 93, 121, 

124, 131, 135, 136, 

180, 187. 
Ager, 82. 
Alexander^ I32. 
Allaben, 96. 
Allen, I, 2, 94, 95, 99, 

103, III, 157, 159, 

Allestree, 100. 
Alley, 47. 
AUin, 139, 140. 
Ames, no, 183, 185. 
Anderton, 89. 
Andrew, 39, 60, 121. 
Andrewes, 100. 
Andrews, 32, 74, 82. 
Andros, 135. 
Angler, 98. 
Annis, 175. 
Appleton, 43, 46, 131, 

133, 147. 
Aquinas^ 1 05. 

Archard, 62, 155. 

Archer, 39, 40, 73, 75, 

80, 82, 159. 
Arey, 134. 

Armentage, 44, 132. 
Armitage, 97, 98, 100, 

102, 126, 133. 
Armytage, 61, 62, 154, 

155, 158. 
Arnold, 99. 
Asee, 127. 
Asey, 133. 
Ash, 147. 
Aspinwall, 99-103. 
Assye, 44. 

Asye, 131. 

At wood, 177. 

Auchmuty, 135. 

Austin, 172. 

Averill, 127. 

Avery, 62, 129, 144. 

Awbrey, 102, 103. 

Axey, 158. 

Axie, 62, 63, 154, 157, 

Axy, 97. 
Ayers, 50, 138. 
Ayllon, 144. 
Ayres, 47, 127. 

Babbidge, 74-77. 
Babbit, 2. 
Babson, 2, 3. 
Bacheller, 186. 
Bachelour, 156. 
Bacon, 178. 
Badge, 143. 
Badger, 160. 
Bagley, 54, 56-58. 
Bailey, 31, 47, 58, 108, 

Baker, 44, 67, 100, 132, 

I33» 136, 149, 176, 

178, 180. 
Balboa, 144. 
Balch, 158, 183. 
Balden, 79. 
Baldwin, 78, 179. 
Ball, 40, 51, 57, 124. 
Ballard, 31, 60, 110,126, 

184, 185. 
Ballch, 158. 
Balsh, 158. 
Banks, 134. 
Barber, 179. 
Barefoot, 139, 
Barfoot, 139. 
Barick, 132. 
Barker, 28, 36, 43, 44, 

89, 126, 131, 142,156, 

171, 173, 175, 176, 

Barnard, 53, 54, 57, 123, 

Barnes, 3, 26, 103, 138. 
Barnet, 93. 
Barney, 43, 155. 
Barnhowse, 97, 
Barns, 138. 
Barrat, 140. 
Barratt, 140. ^ 
Barret, 188. 
Barry, 95. 
Bartholl, 63. 
BarthoUmew, 62, 63. 
Bartholmew, 43-46, 61, 

104, 119, 123, 125, 

131, 154. 
Bartholomew, 43, 81, 

115, 129. 
Bartlet, 124, 131, 
Bartlett, 50, 51, 53, 54, 

56, 79. 
Bartoll, 62, 63, 154, 

Barton, 166. 

Basom, 89. 

Bass, 26. 

Batchelder, 59, 146, 149. 

Bates, 26, 180. 

Battar, 120. 

Batter, 61-64, 81, 156, 

Batters, 158. 
Bauch, 158. 
Baxter, 24. 
Bayly, 115, 138, 1 40. 
Be—, 3. 
Beacham, 131. 
Beachem, 132. 
Beacom, 92. 
Beadle, 37, 38, 41, 42, 

72, 74, 75, 82, 160. 
Beal, 189, 190. 
Beale, 63, 103, 155, 157. 
Beals, 132, 133. 
Beauchamp, 102. 
Bechem, 133. 
Becke, 102. 

Beckes, 61, 62. 

Becket, 79. 

Beckett, 79, 163. 

Becx, 102. 

Begsy, 127. 

Belchar, 124, 125, 127. 

Belcher, 127, 136, 137. 

Belknap, 97. 

Bellimie, 103. 

Bellingham, 44. 

Bellsher, 125. 

Bellym, 103. 

Bence, 102. 

Benet, 100, loi. 

Benett, 98. 

Bennet, 3, 99, 100, 125, 

Bennett, 62, 98,126,155. 

Bennilt, 45, 103. 

Benott, 91. 

Bent, 26. 

Bentley, 72, 73, 81, 84, 

120, 167-169. 
Bently, 103. 
Bequet, 88. 

Bermingham, 107, 108. 
Berry, 22, 25, 42, 46, 

47, 60, 61, 67, 86-88, 

Bersoo, 88. 
Berwicke, 131. 
Besom, 89. 
Besome, 35» 90. 
Bessey, 88. 
Bessom, 89, 90. 
Best, 90, 91. 
Betels, 91. 
Bethel, 91. 
Bethell, 91. 
Bette, 91. 
Bette^ 91. 
Bettee, 91. 
Bettes, 91, 92, 130, 131, 

Bettice, 92. 

Bettis, 91. 

Betts, 91, 131, 133. 



Betty, 91. 
Betty y 91 . 
Bettys, 91, 
Beverage, 91. 
Beveredge, 91. 
Beverly, 91, 92. 
Bevins, 92. 
Bezoil, 92. 
Bezume, 90. 
Bezune, 91. 

Bickford, 134, 178, 192. 
Bickham, 92. 
Bickner, 92, 94. 
Bidgood, 44, 94. 
Bidlacke, 92. 
Bidlake, 92. 
Bigelow, 93. 

Biggs, 92, 93i 178. 
Bighted, 93. 
Bignal, 93, 94. 
Bigs, 93, 178. 
Bigsbe, 178. 
Bigsby, 159, 176-178. 
Bile, 92. 
Biles, 94, 178. 
Biley, 93, 94. 
Bilhah^ 93. 
BUI, 93, 94. 
Billabaso, 93. 
Billingham, 158. 
Billinghurst, 93. 
Billings, 146. 
Billington, 94. 
Billion, 92. 
Binahy 93. 
Bingham, 93. 
Bingley, 93. 
Birch, 93, 94, 178. 
Birchley, 94. 
Birchmore, 93. 
Bird, 34, 94, 95. 
Birdley, 94, 1 09-1 11. 
Birdsale, 11 1. 
Birdsall, 94, 95. 
Birdway, 178. 
Birkley, 95. 

Birmingham, 107, 108. 
Birtby, 94. 
Birthby, 94. 
Bisco, 107, 109, 112. 
Biscoe, 109. 
Biscow, III. 
Bishop, 44, 63, 67, 72, 

75, 79. "3. "41 123, 
124, 127, 129-131, 

141, 142,149, 177-180. 
Bishopp, 127. 
Bitner, 142. 
Biton, 159. 
Bbcbe, 127. 
Bixby, 159, 176, 177, 

180, 187. 
Bixley, 180. 
Black, 180, 187, 188. 


Blackburn, 188, 
Blacke, 187, 188. 
Blackenbury, 188. 
Blackhead, 188. 
Blackinton, 188. 
Blackleach, 188,191,192. 
Blackledge, 188. 
Blackleech, 188. 
Blackler, 180, 189-19 1. 
Blackley, 180, 189. 
Blacklidge, 189. 
Blackly, 180. 
Blackmer, 189. 
Black Willy 154, 155. 
Blad, 159. 
Blair, 181. 
Blaisdel, 181. 
Blaisdell, 49, 181. 
Blaisdill, 49. 
Blaizdel, 181. 
Blaizdell, 181. 
Blake, 63, 157, 181, 182. 
Blakeley, 177. 
Blanchard, 26-31, 67,71, 

72, 102, 182-184, 192. 
Blancher, 102, 184. 
Blaner, 32. 
Blaney, 32-36, 88, 94, 

Blano, 32. 
Blanton, 61. 
Blany, 32. 
Blasdale, 49. 
Blasdel, 49, 181, 184. 
Blasdell, 49-59, 184,185. 
Blasdil, 185. 
Blasdill, 49. 
Blasdle, 185. 
Blasedill, 49. 
Blassdell, 49. 
Blatchford, 185. 
Blay, 51. 
Blazdale, 49. 
Biazdel, 49, 185. 
Blazdell, 49. 
Bleasdale, 95. 
Blesdale, 49. 
Blesdil, 185. 
Blew, 185. 
Blie, 185. 
Blood, 154. 
Bloomfeild, 160. 
Blumfield, 133. 
Blunt, 110,111, 185,186. 
Bly,82, 186. 
Blyth, 112, 186. 
Boals, 186. 
Boardman, iii, 136, 

145-151, 186, 192. 
Boarman, 145. 
Bodwell, 95, III, 171- 

176, 184. 
Boen, 125. 
Boiles, 94. 

Boils, 94. 

Boles, 175. 

Bond, 44, 45, 61, 72, 

102, 173, 177, 192. 
Bonfield, 171, 188. 
Booney, 62, 

Boony, 61. 

Booth, 42. 

Bootman, 79, 80. 

Bordman, 145. 

Boreman, 145. 

Borman, 145. 

Both well, 171. 

Boudree, 3. 

Boulter, 138, 140, 141. 

Bourman, 145. 

Bourne, loi. 

Bowden, 90. 

Bowditch, 90, 151. 

Bowen, 64, 125. 

Bowers, 174. 

Bowker, 76. 

Bowley, 191. 

Boyce, 43. 45> 128, 131, 

Boyes,, 66, 128, 133. 
Boyles, y2, 93. 
Boynton, 93, 131. 
Boyse, 128. 
Bradbery, 45. 
Bradburie, 140. 
Bradbury, 137-14 1. 
Bradery, 45. 
Br-dlye, 1 31. 
Bradstreet, 68, 75, 82, 

97, 100, lOi, 130-133, 

Bradstreete, 99, 100, 102, 

103, 155. 
Bradstreett, 130. 
Bradstreette, 155. 
Bray, 41, 152, 164, 170. 

Bread, 143, 157. 
Breadcake, 120. 
Breade, 61. 
Breed, 35, 47, 143. 
Breede, 155. 
Bremingham, 103, 108. 
Brewer, 102. 
Briayton, 133. 
Bridge, 182, 183. 
Bridges, 43, 44, 61, 91, 

98-100, 102, 125-127, 

131, 187. 
Bridgman, 62. 
Brier, 114. 
Brigham, 44, 156. 
Brimblecomb, 189. 
Brimblecome, 190. 
Briscoe, 100. 
Broadstreet, 43, 44, 98, 

124, 130-133. 
Broadstreete, 82. 

Brockenbery, 63. 
Brocklebanke, 105, 106, 

Brodstreet, 63, 133. 

Brodstreete, 61, 157. 

Brodstret, 130. 

Brooks, 180, 181. 

Broughton, ico, 181. 

Brown, 3, 25, 28, 33, 
78, 80, 86, 87, 89, 
94. 97i 98» no, 125, 
127, 136-139. 150, 
167, 168, 170, 173, 
183, 186. 

Browne, 34, 44, 61-63, 
75, 78, 82, 85, 86,92, 
100, 103, 116, 118, 
122, 124-126,154-158, 
160, 163, 164, 168, 
170, 187. 

Browning, 103. 

Browse, 134. 

Bruce, 34. 

Bubier, 89. 

Buck, 127. 

Bucke, 44. 

Buckley, 78, 79. 

Bucklye, 79. 

Bucknam, 34. 

Buffum, 32, 136. 

Bullock, 121, 157. 

Bullocke, 157. 

Bunker, 100, 103. 

Burch, 93, 94, 117, 122. 

Burcham, loi, 125, 126. 

Burchmore, 87. 

Burchum, 126. 

Burd, 94. 

Burdley, 94. 

Burley, 136. 

Bum, 141. 

Burnam, 68, 146, 147. 

Burnham, 4, iii, 150. 

Burriage, 60. 

Burrill, 61, 186. 

Burrows, 144. 

Burt, 30, 88, 100, 102, 

Burton, 98. 

Bushopp, 142, 

Buswell, 138, 147, 173. 

Butman, 72, 79, 152. 

Buttels, 103. 

Button, 48. 

Byles, 92, 93, 152. 

Byly, 140. 

Byxby, 176. 

Cabot, 144. 
Cagwin, 147. 
Gaboon, 121. 
Caldwell, 63, iii. 
Cammel, 87. 
Canady, 143. 


Cane, 140. 
Canterbery, 156. 
Canterbury, 62, 64. 
Cantleberry, 88. 
Cantlebery, 64. 
Carlton, 36, 78, lOO, 

113. 156. 
Carr, 86, 137, 150, 184. 
Carrick, 102, 103. 
Carter, 78, iii, 140, 

160, 163-165. 
Cartier, 144. 
Cash, 80. 
Caswell, 158. 
Cathcart, 182. 
Caul, 89. 
Cauly, 64. 
Cavendish, 144. 
Caves, 87. 
Ceneries, 139. 
Chace, 87. 
Chadock, 100. 
Chadwell, 61, 115. 
Chaff e, 1 01. 
Challis, 50, 123, 140. 
Chamberlyn, 91. 
Chandler, 3, 27, 28, III, 

Chapell, 35, 126. 
Chaplman, 42. 
Chapman, 67, 146. 
Chardon, 135. 
Chase, 30, 48, 49, 56, 
86, 93, 143, 15 1> 174. 

177. 191. 
Chater, 124. 

Chator, 44, 124. 

Chattor, 124, 126. 

Cheever, 38-42, 48, 66, 

76, 136. 
Cheny, 102. 
Cheter, 124. 
Cheut, 132. 
Chever, 66. 
Chew, 158. 
Chickerill, 118. 
Chichester, 97. 
Chickataubott^ 135. 
Child, 97. 
Chinn, 89, 90. 
Chipman, 48, 189, 191. 
Choat, 127, 176, 189. 
Choate, 59, 135-137, 

148, 152. 
Chot, 127. 
Chote, 127, 131. 
Chubb, 64, 119, 156. 
Clark, 92, 1 01, 124, 136, 

Clarke, 43, 44, loi, 104, 

124, 125, 127, 137, 

Cleements, 64, 
Cleeve, 99. 

Clement, 53, 139. 
Clements, 39. 
Ciemonts, 64. 
Cleveland, 112. 
Clifford, 138, 139. 
Cloon, 89. 
Clough, 50, 52, 92, 138, 

Cloutman, 78, 79. 
Coates, 154. 
Coats, 121. 
Coba, 159. 
Cobbett, 98, 102. 
Cobbitt, 156. 
Cobean, 132. 
Cobham, 138. 
Coburn, 132. 
Cockrell, 163. 
Cockshall, 103. 
Codman, 134. 
Codnam, 122. 
Codnar, 191. 
Codner, 158, 189. 
Coe, 125, 126. 
Coffin, 4, 44, 141, 147, 

152, 160. 
Coggan, 98, 103. 
Coggswell, 131. 
Cogshall, 103. 
Cogswell, 33, 34, 90, 

129, 132, 148, 188. 
Colt, 4. 
Colby, 49, 50, 52, 53, 

5S> 9S> 137, 143- 
Cole, 94, 122. 

Coleburne, 130. 

Coleman, 124, 129, 178. 

Coles, 87. . 

Colliner, 170. 

Collins, 4, 61, 72, 73, 

94, 97, 114, 122, 125, 

154, 158, 162-164, 

169, 170. 
CoUman, 129. 
Collyer, 89, 190. 
Colman, 49, 91,127,129. 
Columbus, 144. 
Comings, 63. 
Commins, 44. 
Conant, 115, 157, 1 70. 
Conckhnge, 157. 
Connant, no. 
Conner, 92. 
Cook, 39, 40, 76, 83, 

Cooke, 64, III, 129, 

133, 156. 
Coolye, 43. 
Copley, 102. 
Corey, 63. 
Corlis, 136, 139. 
Corning, 61, 157. 
Corny, 4. 
Coronado, 144. 

Corssr, 55. 
Cortes, 144. 
Cortice, 166. 
Corwin, 80, 103, 168. 
Corwine, 62, 83, loi, 

115, 120, 122, 157. 
Corwithen, 167. 
Corwithy, 170. 
Coster, 55. 
Cottle, 134, 137. 
Cottnam, 60. 
Cotton, 5, 47, 138. 
Couldham, 158. 
Coule, 139. 
Courrier, 123. 
Courtis, 182. 
Cousens, 156. 
Cowdrey, 98. 
Co well, 48. 
Cowes, 46. 
Cox, 35, 141. 
Coy, 129. 
Cozens, 63, 155. 
Craddock, 99, 102. 
Cradock, 97, 99. 
Cradocke, 97. 
Craford, 118, 119. 
Crafts, 183. 
Cram, 56, no, 143. 
Crane, 65. 
Cranson, 186. 
Creesy, 136. 
Creford, 159. 
Cresey, 91. 
Creuet, 118. 
Crevie, 134. 
Crispe, 139. 
Crocker, 179. 
Cromwell, 62, 64, 78, 

80, 81, 122, 123, 157, 

166, 167. 
Crosby, 27. 
Crose, 124, 127, 129. 
Cross, 127, 129-131,133, 

Crosse, 127, 130, 155. 
Crowninshield, 74, 76, 

i5i» 165. 
Crumwell, 159. 
C — ton, 105. 
Cubbert, 170. 
Cuff, 91. 
Cullick, 98. 
Cummings, 48, 146, 148, 

Cummins, 48. 
Cupple, 158. 
Currier, 53, 55-57, 139, 

143, 184, 185. 
Curtice, 164, 170. 
Curtis, 33, 61, 166, 170, 

Curwen, 76. 
Curwin, 166. 

Curwithen, 166, 167. 
Cushin, 103. 
Cushine, 103. 
Gushing, 182-184, 186. 
Cutler, 63, 161. 
Cutting, 160. 

Da Gama, 144. 

Daland, 75, 81, 120. 

Dalibar, 125. 

Daliber, 125. 

Dallover, 125. 

Dalton, 137-140. 

Dampney, 32. 

Dane, 5, no, 131. 

Danford, 156. 

Danforth, 30. 

Daniels, 93. 

Dai ling, 118. 

Davenport, 98. 

Davidson, 96. 

Davis, 5, 51, 63,68, 80, 
124, 125, 130, 136, 
137, 143, 144, 153, 

IS5» 157, 173, 176, 

185, 188. 
Davison, 63,99,100,102. 
Day, 5, 6, 55, 67, 93, 94, 

loi, 133, 141. 
Daye, 131. 
Dean, 33, 74. 
De Gourgnes, 144. 
De la Cosa, 144. 
Deland, 79. 
Delap, III. 
De Leon, 144. 
Dellowe, 133. 
Dening, 25. 
Denison, 61, 63, 1 31, 

Dennison, 62, 69, 154. 

Dent, 118. 

Derby, 59, 75, 76, 81, 

134, 165, 167, 186. 
De Soto, 144. 
De Vaca, 144. 
Devereux, 32, 92. 
Deverex, 126, 128. 
Deverick, 126. 
Deverickes, 125. 
Devericks, 125, 126. 
Deverix, 125, 126, 131, 

Devorex, 125, 157. 
Devorix, 125, 131. 
Dexter, 6, 97-101, 103, 

134, 154. 155, 157. 
Diamond, 165. 

Dicer, 166. 

Dickanson, 127. 

Diggs, 113. 

Dike, 92, 118. 

Dill, 115. 

Dille, 188. 



Dimon, 61, 188. 

Dinah^ 93, 108, 109. 

Divan, 60. 

Dixie, 63, 115. 

Dobb, 181. 

Dodg, 157. 

Dodge, 63, 136, 141, 

149, 155, 178, 182, 

Dods, 99. 
Doggett, 26. 
Dole, 94, 137, 139, 177. 
Deliver, 30. 
Dolliver, 6. 
Donaldson, 132. 
Dooke, 47. 
Dorman, 62, 125. 
Doue, 129. 
Dow, 55, 133, 137, 139, 

140, 144, 192. 
Dowe, 133, 139. 
Downeing, 98. 
Downeinge, 99. 
Downing, 97, no, 125, 
Downinge, 98. 
Downs, 59. 
Drake, 138, 139, 144. 
Dudley, loi, 102, 137. 
Dudly, 102. 
Duggins, 94. 
Duglas, 132. 
Duke William^ 154,155. 
Dumer, 63, 64, 97, 116, 

155, 156. 
Dummer, 61, 99, 146, 

Dunham, 139. 

Dunster, 99. 

Durand, III. 

Durin, 90. 

Duston, 177. 

Dutch, 129, 132, 136. 

Eames, in. 
Easman, 140. 
Eastman, 52, 138-140. 
Eaton, 31, 144- 
Ebume, 157, 161. 
Edgar, 93. 
Edmonds, 136. 
Edson, 115. 
Edwards, 55. 57. 131- 
Elderkin, 98. 
Elerry, 6. 
Elethorp, 141. 
Eliot, 23-25. 
Ellery, 6. 
Elliot, 57. 
Elliott, 62, 102. 
Ellivell, 154. 
Elnsly, 1 01. 
Elvins, 163. 
Elwell, 6, 94. 
Elzey, 62. 

Emerson, 25, 133, 139, 


Emery, 58, 83, 86, 124, 

128, 131, 158, 171, 

Emmery, 128. 

Endecook, 157. 

Endecot, 43, 99, 103, 

Endecott, 44, 103, 125, 

126, 141. 
Enciicot, 124. 
Endicote, 124. 
English, 75, 78, 81, 117, 

122, 123, 129, 133, 
162, 164, 166-169. 

Erington, 97, 100, loi. 

Estes, 33, 81. 

Evans, 145, 184. 

Eveleth, 93, 153. 

Everett, 23. 

Everill, 102. 

Everton, 64. 

Eyer, 138. 

Fairfield, 79. 
Falkner, 131. 
Farington, 43, 44, 61. 
Farley, 186. 
Famum, 91, 184-186. 
Farr, 158. 

Farrington, 47, 125, 143. 
Fellows, 59, 60, 69, 124, 

127, 145. 
Felt, 32, 79, 88, 121. 
Felter, 121. 
Felton, 84. 
Fern, 91. 

Fessenden, 108, 109. 
ffane, 155. 
ffannell, 156. 
ffarington, 143. 
ffarnham, 100. 
ffarr, 157. 

Harrington, 63, 125, 143. 
ffarvax, 103. 
ffelloes, 137, 
ffelton, 61, 157. 
ffifeild, 139. 
ffiffews, loi. 
ffilbrick, 129. 
ffillybrowne, 66. 
ffish, 103. 
ffisk, 61. 
ffiske, 63. 
ffitts, 140. 
fflansall, 139. 
ffletcher, 99. 
fflint, 125. 
fflynt, 63, 125. 
ffoley, 102. 
ffolsome, 138. 
ffoot, 140. 
ffoote, 102. 

fford, 137. 
ffoulesham, 103. 
ffoulsham, 138. 
ffowle, 100. 
ffowler, 1 29- 13 1, 133, 

137. 138. 
ffraill, 63. 
ffrancklin, 100. 
ffreeze, 137. 
ffreinds, 157. 
ffrench, 140. 
ffuUar, 138. 
ffuller, 63, 134, 154, 

ffulsham, 138. 
ffurnel, loi. 
Fickett, 188. 
Figgett, 188. 
Finch, 102, 
Fiske, 44. 
Fitt, no. 
Fitts, 148. 
Flaniingham, 113. 
Flanders, 49, 58, 59. 
Flanikin, 113. 
Flint, 44, 125, 180. 
Flower, 179. 
Flurey, 90. 
Fogg, 98. 
Follet, 187. 
Follett, 117, 121, 122. 
Foot, 57. 
Foote, 99, 118. 
Forbles, 187. 
Fortune, 190. 
Fosdick, no. 
Foster, 6, 30, 58, no, 

124, 127, 133, 145, 

146, 148, 188. 
Fouler, 132, 133. 
Fowlar, 43, 127, 129, 

Fowle, 98, 99, 187. 

Fowler, 57, 130, 132, 

133. 136. 
Fox, 28. 
Francis, no, 178, 185- 

Franklin, loo. 
Freeto, 89. 
French, 25, 53, 131, 

173, 179- 
Frghe, 126. 

Frie, 91. 

Frink, 46. 

Frost, 27, 29, no. 

Frothingham, 185. 

Froude, 171. 

Fryar, 118. 

Frye, 56, 87, 109, 126, 

179, 183, 185. 
Fuller, 7, 47, 93, 95, 

136, 147, 148. 
Fur bush, 182, 183. 

Gage, 103, 155, 172, 
179, 182, 184, 185. 

Gale, 54, 75, 1^. 89, 93, 
95, 190. 

Gallison, 134, 186. 

Gardner, 26, 39, 60, 63, 
75, 82, n6, 136, 154, 
157, 164, 165. 

Garford, 155. 

Garland, 138. 

Gaskin, 83. 

Gatchel, 93, 190. 

Gatchel), 61, 155. 

Gedney, 73, 82, 83, 85, 

Geedings, 156. 

Geerish, 63. 

George, 93, 102, 155. 

Gerish, 126, 137. 

Gerrard, 97. 

Gerrish, 63, 72, 75, 79, 
80, 116, 128, 179,182, 

Gerry, 191 . 

Getchel, 88. 

Gibbons, 97, 103. 

Gibbs, 7, 103, 186. 

Gidding, 148. 

Giddings, 92. 

Gidney, 116. 

Giffard, 61, 62, 102,155. 

Gilbert, 136, 144. 

Gile, 100. 

Giles, 141, 157. 

Gill, 138. 

Gillman, 43, 103, 129. 

Gilman, 7, 129, 

Gimson, 50. 

Gitten, 158. 

Gittens, 43, 44. 

Gleason, 186. 

Glover, 98, 99,115, 119, 

125, 178-180, 182. 
Goadham, 98. 
Godfrey, 138, 139. 
Gofe, 44. 
Goff, 108. 

Goffe, 108, 109, 131. 
Gold, 63, 154. 
Goldthwayt, 136. 
Goldwyer, 140. 
Gole, 63. 
Golt, 82, 154. 
Gomez, 144. 
Gooch, 118. 
Goodale, 140. 
Goodhue, 43, 131. 
Goodman, 158. 
Goodrich, 151, 153. 
Goodwin, 52, 141. 
Gookin, 109. 
Goold, 43. 
GooU, 59, 135. 
Gore, 103. 



Gorgroell, 125. 

Gorham, 7, 19. 

Goss, 47, 69. 

Gott, 98, 106. 

Gouing, 159. 

Gould, 28, 48, 51, 54, 

63. 98, 99, 131. 148, 

149, 178. 
Gouldsmith, 94. 
Gove, 137, 140. 
Gowen, 157. 
Gowin, 157. 
Gowing, 27. 
Grafton, 83, 161. 
Grant, 89, 179. 
Graves, 33, 83, 89, 118, 

I33» 177, 189, 190. 
Gray, 27, 34, 38, 41, 61, 
63, 80, 91, 113, 127, 

150, 156. 
Greaton, 1 79-1 81. 
Green, 34, 48, 139, 141, 

Greene, 187. 
Greenhill, 102. 
Greenland, 139. 
Greenleaf, 186. 
Greenleife, 44. 
Greenlife, 44. 
Grele, 137, 138. 
Grey, 40, no. 
Gridley, 185, 186. 
Griff en, 69, 106. 
Griffin, 63, 69, 70, 190. 
Griffith, 70. 
Groce, 126. 
Grover, 7, 8, 158. 
Gunnison, 40. 
Guppy, 125. 
Gurley, 147. 
Gustin, 112. 
Gutch, 63, 132. 
Gutterson, 173. 
Guy, 112. 
Gyfford, 102. 
Gyles, 8. 

Hacker, 87. 
Racket, 98. 
Hackett, 59. 
Haddon, 49. 
Hadlock, 191. 
Hagerthy, 190. 
Haggett, 157. 
Hakins, 103. 
Hale, 23, 48, 92, 93, 
108. 109, 131, 135, 

136, 177. 
Hales, 8. 

Haley, 109. 

Hall, 140, 141, 177. 

Halsae, 10 1. 

Halsall, 100. 

Halsie, 62. 

Halsoll, 155. 
Hammond, 141, 189. 
Hanford, 35, 63. 
Hanks, 165. 
Hanover, 189. 
Haraden, 8, 70. 
Haradon, 70. 
Hardman, 44, 126. 
Hardy, 116, 177. 
Harindin, 70. 
Harmon, 80. 
Harraden, 8. 
Harrington, 141. 
Harris, 46, 47, 66, 94, 

131, 133, 159, 171. 
Hart, 53, 62, 75, 83, 84. 
Harvey, 54. 
Harwood, 118. 
Haskall, 63, 153-155. 
Haskell, 8, 88, 153. 
Hassen, 131. 
Hastings, 180. 
Hatherly, 125. 
Hathorne, 61, 63, 78, 

79, 83, 115, 125, 131, 

154, 155,157-159, 161, 

Haukins, 127. 

Hauxworth, 140. 

Havves, 158. 

Hawkes, 98, 136. 

Hawkings, 126. 

Hawkins, 99, loi, 126, 

141, 144. 
Haw^ks, 97, 136. 
Hawthen, 125. 
Hawthorne, 96. 
Hawthrone, 115. 
Hayle, 154. 
Hayne, 94. 
Hayward, 38, 42, 73,83, 

85, 118. 
Haywood, 51. 
Heale, 97. 
Healy, 102. 
Heard, 147. 
Hearick, 153. 
Heath, 102. 
Heathe, 102. 
Hedg, 155. 
Helmes, lOO. 
Henderson, 79, 141 . 
Hendley, 189. 
Hendrick, 139. 
Henry, 192. 
Herbert, 118, 122. 
Herdman, 44. 
Hericke, 158. 
Herod, 157. 

Herrick, in, 153, 186. 
Hethersay, 97. 
Hibbard, 95, 172, 173. 
Hibbins, 99, 102, 103. 
Hiccock, 102. 

Hickey, 46. 
Hicks, 61. 
Hide, 163, 165. 
Higgenson, 119. 
Higgesson, 39. 

Hubbert, 63, 127. 
Hubert, 100. 
Huckstable, 63. 
Hudson, 99, loi, 103. 
Huggins, 140. 

Higginson, 37-39, 82, Hull, 90, 91, 124, 127, 

1 17-120, 164, 170. 131, 135. 

Hildreth, 51, 92, 174. Humfrey, 97. 
Hill, 100, 102, 110,125- Humfrye, 98. 

128, 131, 136, 157, Humphrey, 99. 

158. , Humphry, 125. 

Hiller, 178. Hunking, 47. 

Hilliard, 63, 163-165. Hunt, 47, 91, 158. 
Hills, 26, 27, 71, 100, Huntington, 49. 

126, 139, 158, 171. Huse, 131, 172. 

Hitchins, 136. 
Hobson, 186. 
Hode, 62. 
Hodg, 81. 

Huson, 115. 
Hussey, 138. 
Hutcheson, 61. 
Hutchinson, 61, 99, 145, 

Hodges, 73, 75, 81, 82, 178, 180, 183, 186. 
94, 131, 138, 151. Hutson, 61 

Hodgkin, 8. 
Hodgkins, 88, 150. 
Holden, 141. 
Holgate, 38, 41. 

Hutton, 154. 

Ilsley, 138. 
Ilsly, 138, 140. 

Holgrave, 63, 97, 114, Inderwood, 62. 

115, 117, 118, 131. Ingalls, 36, 36, 47, 63, 
Holland, 47, 103. 86, 87, 133, 142, 172, 

HoUingsworth, 122, 123. 190. 
HoUingworth, 78, 114. Ingersall, 132. 

115, 167, 168. Ingersoll, 9, 114, 169, 

Hollinwood, 115. 179. 

Holliock, 62. Ingerson, 49. 

Holman, 91. Inglish, 44, 45. 

Holmes, 27, 52. Ireson, 35. 

Holt, 27, 29-31, III, Ivers, 115. 

182-184, 186, 187. Ives, 37, 74, 87, 88,116, 

1 18-120, 136, 163. 
Ivorey, 159. 
Ivory, 33. 

Holten, 134, 186. 

Holyoke, 25, 97. 

Homan, 149, 

Homes, 43. 

Honners, 8. Jackman, 141. 

Hood, 61, 62. Jackson, 9, 44, 62, 98, 

Hook, 50, 54, 100, 147. 99, 102, 104, 118, 

Hooke, 97, loi. 181, 184, 185, 190. 

Hooper, 33, 84, 103, Jacob, 103, 131. 

141, 142. Jacques, 129. 

Home, 98, 156. Jam — ,105. 

Houchin, 159. James, 32, 61, 62, 155, 

Hough, 8, 9. 159, 161. 

Houghton, 96. Jamesy 155. 

Hovey, 95, 109. Jameson, 50. 

How, 46, 125, 129, 131, Janes, 112. 

149, 174. Jaquith, in. 

Howard, 73, 83-86. Jarrat, 36, 37. 

Howe, 98. Jeames, 44. 

Howlett, 44, 66. Jefford, 62. 

Hoyt, 49, 50, 52, 55, Jeggles, 118. 

137, 143, 144, 184, Jenckes, 61, 62, 136. 

185, 192. Jencks, 136. 

Hubard, 44, 45, 127, Jenkins, 31, 49, 134. 

132. Jenks, 136. 
Hubbard, 66, 97, 127, Jennings, loi. 

133, 137. Jennison, 98. 


Jerman, 164, 166. 
Jewet, 44, 66, 156, 

Jewctt, 67, 105, 106, 

113, 126, 154, 156, 

Jewit, 67. 

Jewitt, 156. 

John^ 155. 

Johnson, 27-29, 41, 43, 
46, 61, 63, 87, 92, 
100, loi, 103, no, 
115,126,130,133, I43» 
148, 154, 155, 157, 
176, 180, 182, 187, 

Jones, 50, 56, 112, 139, 

175. • 
Jordon, 43. 

Jowett, 127. 

Juett, 127, 155. 

Juitt, 36. 

Kayne, 104. 
Keajnes, loi. 
Keaser, 154, 158. 
Keayne, 104, 158. 
Kegwin, 147. 
Keif, 87. 
Keine, 99-101. 
Kcisar, loi. 
Keith, 181. 
Keizer, 127. 
Kelley, 51, 136. 
Kelmn, 157. 
Kemball, 63, lOO, 124, 

130, 133. 
Kembell, 124. 
Kennard, 47. 
Kennedy, 143. 
Kenrick, loi. 

Kent, 44, 61, 86, 108, 

131, 142, 186. 
Kente, 160. 
Kertland, 157. 
Keser, 62. 
Ketchum, 91. 
Keyes, 29. 
Keyser, 127. 
Kilcup, loi. 
Killam, 146. 
Kimball, 29, 90, in, 

124, 132, 133, 135, 

136, 143, 163, 177, 

King, 33, 98, loi, 112, 

134, 183. 
Kinge, 159. 
Kingsbury, 48, 86. 
Kinsberry, 48. 
Kinsman, 145, 148, 

Kitcherill, 118. 
Kittchen, 156. 


Knight, 44, 46, 63, loi, 
124, 125, 129, 137, 

i55» 158- 
Knights, 9, 70,136, 166. 

Knolton, 44, 126, 131. 

Knowlton, 136. 

Ladd, 171-173. 
Laiton, 154. 
Lake, 125, 126, 176. 
Lakeman, 47. 
Lambert, 36, 67, 75, 80, 

81, 118, 170. 
Lambertt, 36. 
Lamson, 191, 192. 
Lancaster, 173. 
Lanckton, 127. 
Lander, 38, 40, 41, 80, 

Lane, 70, 92, 106, 107. 

Lang, 133. 

Langdon, 80. 

Langhorne, 156. 

Langley, 146, 157. 

L'Anglois, 168. 

Langton, 44. 

Lankton, 124. 

Las Casas, 144. 

Laskey, 90. 

Laskin, 158. 

Lasky, 90. 

Lathrop, 171. 

Laudonniere, 144. 

Laughton, 44, 158, 159. 

Launder, 31. 

Law, 124, 127, 156. 

La we, 127. 

Lawthrope, 120. 

Laycocke, 102. 

Layton, 62, 126, 157. 

Leach, 91, 103,157,180. 

Leader, 47, 99, 100, 102. 

Leaver, 67. 

Leavitt, 54, no, in. 

Lee, 163, 187, 188. 

Leech, 61, 64, 118. 

Legary, 112. 

Legatts, 140. 

Legay, 103. 

Legg, 64. 

Legrow, 177. 

Leigh, 43. 

Leighton, 9. 

Leister, 125. 

Lemon, 78, 157, 158, 


Lenerd, 61. 

Lenord, 44. 

Leonard, 135, 159. 

Leslie, 135. 

Lester, 125. 

Leveret, 100. 

Leverett, 46. 

Levett, 138. 

Lewins, 102. 
Lewis, 34, 89, 98. 
Leyster, 125. 
Lilforth, 137. 
Linckhorne, 103. 
Lincoln, 183. 
Lindall, 166. 
Lindsey, 33, 154* 184. 
Lister, 132. 
Little, 43, 86, 160, 177- 

181, 186. 
Littlehail, 92. 
Littlehale, 92, 94, 100. 
Loarein, 103. 
Locke, 9. 
Logan, 9. 
Lombertson, 100. 
Long, 54, 63, 64, 131, 

Longhorne, 43, 44. 
Look, 134. 
Lord, 47, 64, 66, 81, 

113, IIS, 125, 129, 

1337 149, 154-156. 
Lothrop, 61, 154. 
Lovejoy, 27, no, 182. 
Lovell, 129, 133. 
Lovitt, 44. 
Low, 9, 10, 102, 143, 

145, 148, 184. 
Lowden, 98. 
Lowe, 103. 
Lowell, 50, 53, 57. 
Luckin, 97. 

Lufkin, 113, 153, 188. 
Lucker, 134. 
Lull, 95, 187. 
Lullaby, 126. 
Lumpkin, 132. 
Lurgen, 132. 
Lurvey, 58. 
Lyde, 59. 
Lyndall, 116. 
Lynde, 80. 
Lynsie, 156, 158. 

Magellan, 144. 
Main, 87. 
Man, 47. 
Maning, 40, 41. 
Maninge, 126. 
Manning, 38, 41, 42, 87, 
91, 125, 126, 136, 

146, 147. 
Manninge, 125. 
Mansfeild, 61, 127, 158. 
Mansfield, 33,47, 63, 95, 

I54> 159, 178, 180, 

183, 186. 
Mansur, 174. 
March, 56, 188. 
Marden, 149. 
Marian, 139. 
Marriner, 56. 

Marsh, 150, 166. 
Marshall, 61-63, 95. i55» 

158, 182. 
Marston, 34, 40, 41. 
Martin, 31, 50, 134,144. 
Mascoll, 75, 78. 
Mason, 10, 121, 170. 
Massey, 84, 112, 120. 
Massy, 63, 114, 119. 
Masury, 81, 95. 
Mathewe, 104. 
Mathews, 94. 
Matosins, 105. 
Matthews, 123. 
Maule, 96, 116. 
Mavereck, 63. 
Maverick, 95, 115. 
Mavericke, 62, 131. 
Maxfeild, 137, 140. 
Mayhew, 97, 99, lOi, 

Mayhewe, 97. 
McAdams, 46. 
McColly, 190. 
McKean, n. 
McMarr, 121. 
Meacham, 82. 
Medcalf, 42, 131. 
Medcalfe, 43. 
Melcher, 56. 
Meriall, 129. 
Merill, 44. 
Merrick, 95. 
Merrie, 139. 
Merrill, 51, 59, 60, 144, 

171, 176, 186, 187. 
Merry, 134. 
Messenger, 90. 
Messer, 174, 175. 
Messervy, 142. 
Michael, 127. 
Michall, 128. 
Michell, 129. 
Michelsom, 99. 
Michison, 98. 
Mifflin, 96. 
Mighel, 127. 
Mighell, 37, 44, 127, 

Mighill, 136, 179. 
Milard, 44. 
Miler, 133. 
Miles, 159, 

Millet, 25, 40, 93, 136. 
Millin, 181. 
Millord, 154. 
Minor, 103. 
Mirick, 52, 95, 172. 
Mitchall, 127. 
Mitchell, 53, 129. 
Mitcherg, 156. 
Moday, 134. 
Monday, 140. 



Monday, 65. 
Mooar, 27, 30. 
Moodie, 134. 
Moody, 97, 150. 
Moodye, 44, 134. 
Moore, 44, 115, 116, 

Moores, 124. 
More, 65, 91. 
Morgan, 87, 136, 138. 
Morong, 40. 
Morrell, 102. 
Morrill, 52-54, 57, 144, 

Mors, 39. 
Morse, 45, 53, 56, 91, 

172, 175- 
Morss, 147. 
Mose, 43, 45. 
Moses, 47, 48, 76, 162, 

Mouer, 44. 
Moulton, 54, 63, 150, 

Mowdey, 129. 
Mower, 136. 
Muddle, 64, 158. 
Mullet, 95. 
Mulliken, 186. 
MuUit, 95. 
Mungey, 125, 191. 
Murray, 95, 96. 
Mussey, 134, 192. 
Mussy, 130, 131. 
Muzi, 130. 
Muzie, 130. 
Muzy, 130, 132. 
Muzye, 124, 127, 130, 

Muzzy, 113, 130, 131. 
Mylard, 44. 

Nance, 89. 

Narvae/, 144. 

Neal, 73, 75, 82-85. 

Neale, 61, 73, 82-86. 

Necks, 34, 177. 

Nedham, 157. 

Needham, 40. 

Needles, 102. 

Negus, 61. 

Nellson, 113. 

Nelson, 43, 47, 61, 63, 

64, 155, 156. 
Neweil, 102. 
Newhall, 34, 88, 112. 

127, 183. 
Newman, 86, 124, 141, 

Newmarch, 125, 131. 
Nicheson, 129. 
Nichols, 52, 55, 80. 
Nicholson, 62. 
Nick, 34. 

Nixon, 115, 165, 166, 

179, 186. 
Noeis, 62. 
Noice, 44, 63. 
Noies, 63. 
Norington, 43. 
Norman, 61, 64, 156, 

Norris, 135. 

Norten, 126. 

Northen, 105, 124, 127. 

Northend, 66, 67, 113, 

Northene, 131. 
Norton, 44, 45, 63, 100, 

126, 127, 133, 156, 

157, 159. 
Norwood, 70, 71, 107, 

Nourse, 47. 
Nowel, 99. 
Nowell, 99. 
Noyce, 44, 124, 127, 

132, 161. 
Noyes, 26, 56, 63, 151, 

160, 161, 171. 
Nurse, 62, 90, 92. 
Nutt, 190. 

Oakes, no. 

Oatley, 98. 

Odiorne, 151. 

Oldsworth, 132. 

Oliver, 98, 102, 103, 

OUiver, 98. 

Ordway, 136, 177. 

Ormes, 121, 122. 

Orne, 134, 186. 

Osborne, 102. 

Osgood, 27, 34, 53, 140, 

159, 188. 

Ossgood, 43. 

Otley, 97, 98. 

Page, 29, 59, 86, 100, 

139, 140, 188. 
Paine, 27, 43, 66, lOO, 

102, 133. 
Palfrey, 86, 99. 
Palfry, 114. 
Palmer, 67, 129, 140. 
Parke, 102, 103. 
Parker, 51, 98, 99, 109, 

132, 138, 141, 167, 

172, 173, 178, 186. 
Parkes, 125. 

Parkman, 11, 73,75, 83. 
Parmiter, 115. 
Parnel, 95. 
Parrat, 66. 
Parratt, 105. 
Parrot, 66, 67, 156. 
Parson, 12. 

Parsons, ii, 12, 51, 59, Pickton, 115. 

71, 108, 109, 136, 192. Pickworth, 61, 157. 
Patch, 158. Pierce, 30. 

Paterson, 181, 184. Pierpointe, 102. 

Patten, 58. Pigden, 116. 

Paul^ 23. Pigdon, 117. 

Paw, 64. Pigeon, 108. 

Payne, 43, 44, 62, 81, Pike, 64, 65, 125, 126, 

129, 190. 137-140. 

Peabody, 23-25, 95, 142, Pilsberry, 184. 

Peach, 157. 
Peacucke, 102. 
Peake, 103. 
Pearce, 12, 35, 131. 
Pearse, in. 

Pilsbury, 136, 178. 

Pingry, 173- 
Pinion, 61. 

Pinyon, 61. 

Piper, 104. 

Pirkins, 133, 137-139. 

Pearson, 12, 13, 136, 149, Pitfold, 158. 

Pease, 81, 95, 134. 
Peasley, 33, 123, 192. 
Peasly, 123. 
•Peck, 189. 
Pecke, 103. 
Pecker, 139, 156. 
Pecks, 32. 
Pedrick, 89, 188. 
Peele, 40, 79. 
Peelsbury, loi, 102. 
Pemberton, 10 1. 
Pendleton, 100, 138. 
Pengry, 124, 127, 133. 
Pepper, 102. 
Perce, 44. 
Percy, 129. 
Perkines, 46, 133. 
Perkins, 13, 43-45, 87, 

99. I3i> 145. 146. 

Perley, 37, 72, 114, 146, Power, 189. 

Pitford, 63, 64, 155, 157. 

Pitman, 39, 40, 61, 82. 

Pitt, 63, 159. 

Pittford, 44, 155. 

Pittis, 103. 

Pittman, 97. 

Pix, 32. 

Platts, 94, 147, 189. 

Plumer, 8, 13, 14, 88. 

Plummer, 13, 136. 

Pococke, 102. 

Pollen, 64. 

Pool, 14, 78, 147. 

Poor, 182, 183, 189. 

Porter, 14, 63, 86, 100, 

113, 136, 149, 178, 

Potter, 44, 61, 113, 116, 

149, 150, 154. 
Pottle, 172. 

149, 162. 
Perry, 61. 
Perrye, 43. 
Perse, 88. 
Person, 44, 155. 
Perye, 126. 
Pesle, 123. 
Pester, 97, 98. 
Peter, 93. 

Peters, 93, 164, 165. 
Pettingall, 160. 

Pratt, 39, 40, loi. 

Prescot, 103. 

Prescott, 52. 

Pressey, 53. 

Pressie, 137. 

Presson, 92. 

Pressy, 58. 

Preston, 22, 93. 

Price, 63, 78, 79, 103, 

115, 116, 119, 120, 

126, 157. 

Phelps, 27, 28, 30, 80, Prichard, 102. 

111. Pride, 98, 118, 119. 
Philbrick, 137. Prime, 113, 148, 155, 
Philip, King, 82, 171, 156. 

177- Prince, 14, 38, 42, 43, 

Phillips, 32, 73, 100, 102, 63, 81, 180. 

112, 142, 186. Prince, 93. 
Phippen, 163. Prior, 118. 
Pickard, 124, 127. Prockter, 43. 
Pickerin, 139. Procter, 136. 
Pickering, 59, 120, 134, Pudeater, 85. 

156, 186. Pudeator, 85, 86. 

Pickett, 113. Pulcifer, 14. 

Pickman, 135, 155. Punchard, 117,121, 122. 

Pickrin, 156. Purchase, 32, 159. 



Purchis, 158. Roby, 33, 179. 

Pury, 102. Rodes, 63. 

Putnam, 39, 63, 87,96, Rofe, 130-133. 

136, 145, 149, 155, Roffe, 130 

157, 178, 179. 
Pynchon, 96. 
Pynion, 61. 

Quilter, 66, 158. 
Quinby, 50. 

Raffe, 75. 
Rainer, 127, 128., 
Ralegh, 144. 
Raman, 154. 
Ramsdell, 90, 154, 157. 
Rand, 28, 33, 113. 
Randall, 128, 133. 
Rasor, 191. 
Ravill, 180. 
Rawlings, 47. 
Rawlins, 49. 
Rawson, 101-103, 159. 
Ray, 14. 

Rayment, 118, 158. 
Rayner, 44. 
Ray nor, 127. 
Reding, 44. 
Redington, 172. 
Redknap, 158. 
Redknappe, 100. 
Redman, 139. 
Reed, 32, 40, 71, 102, 

Remington, 44, 45, 95, 

108, 130, 156. 
Rendale, 128. 
Rennolds, 156. 
Revere, 183. 
Reyner, 37, 127, 128. 
Ribault, 144. 
Rich, 113. 

Richards, loi, 132, 155. 
Richardson, 61, 99, 129, 

155, 172, 180. 
Riddan, 88. 
Rideout, 30. 
Rider, 61. 

Riggs, 14, 154. 

Riker, 91. 

Ring, 137, 138, 140. 

Rix, 83, 163. 

Roach, 1 1 6- 1 18. 

Roads, 177. 

Roafe, 160. 

Robbins, 62, 63. 

Robbinson, 172. 

Robenson, 156. 

Roberts, 81, 102, 103, 

133. 173- 
Robertson, 174. 

Robins, 156. 

Robinson, 14, 44, 48, 74, 

138, 157, 182. 

Roles, 141 
Rolf, 177. 
Rolfe, 71, 146. 
Rolinson, 43, 44, 128, 

13I1 132- 
Rolland, 112. 

Rolls, 141. 

Ro-ley, 134. 

Rootes, 157. 

Rooton, 1 01. 

Roots, 81, 82. 

Roper, 45, 124. 

Ross, 188. 

Rosse, 130, 133. 

Rouden, 62, 64, 156. 

Rouland, 161. . 

Roulandson, 157, 158. 

Roundy, 113. 

Row, 62, 188. 

Rowe, 16. 

Rowell, 50, 54. 

Rowland, 125, 155, 161. 

Rowlandson, 132. 

Rowles, 190. 

Ruck, 98, 115, 116, 157, 

Rucke, 1 01, 159. 
Rugles, 102. 
Rumbal, 42. 
Rumball, 39, 125. 
Rumbell, 125. 
Rumbl, 40. 
Rumble, 39. 
Rusell, 125. 
Russ, 28. 
Russel, 108, 109. 
Russell, 97, 98, loi. 
Rust, 47, 91. 

Sackett, 91. 
Sadler, 138. 
Safford, 169, 192. 
Saier, 123. 
Sallmon, 62. 
Salloes, 163. 
Salmon, 61, 157, 159. 
Salstanstall, 100. 
Salter, 127, 129. 
Saltingstall, 43. 
Saltonsall, 43. 
Saltonstall, 99, 100, 135, 

I37» 139- 
Sam^ 108. 

Samborn, 141. 

Sanborn, 52, 55, 80. 

Sandar, 129. 

Sanden, 125. 

Sandens, 126. 

Sanders, 16, 43, 133, 

139, 186, 188. 
Sandie, 158. 
Sandys, 100. 
Sargeant, 139. 
Sargent, 17, 35, 54, 55, 

57,58, 136, 138, 173. 
Sarieant, 45. 
Satchwell, 105. 
Satterly, 53. 
Saunders, 16, 140. 
Savage, 47, 90, 91, 94, 

97, 100, 118,119, 132, 

191, 192. 
Savall, 130. 
Sawden, 125. 
Sawins, 89. 

Sawyer, 17, 54, 159, 187. 
Say re, 98. 
Say word, 17, 139. 
Scarbrowe, 102. 
Scot, 157. 
Scott, 44, 45, 103, 130- 

Scotto, loi, 192. 

Scottow, 102. 

Scudder, 91. 

ScuUard, 142. 

Seal, 94. 

Searle, 134, 164-166. 

Sedgwake, 126. 

Sedgwick, 126. 

Sedgwicke, 126. 

Seecomb, 35. 

Seidgwick, 125. 

Selkrig, 135. 

Selman, 190. 

Selsby, 41. 

Sergent, 43. 

Sessions, 159, 187. 

Severans, 140, 158. 

Sewall, 45, 82, 99, loi, 

116, 128, 179. 

Sewell, 45, 128. 

Shaducke, 159. 

Shaflin, 63. 

Shapleigh, 139. 

Shapley, 100. 

Sharpe, 97, 115, 131. 

Shatchwell, 63. 

Shattswell, 43. 

Shaw, 61. 

Shawell, 133. 

Shed, 31. 

Shepard, 52, 76. 

Sherman, 100. 

Sherrat, 44. 

Shore, 103. 

Shouel, 128. 

Shouell, 128. 

Shove, 127, 128. 

Showel, 128. 

Shrimp ton, 10 1. 
Shute, 151. 
Sibley, 61, 88, 118. 
Sibly, 63. 
Sillsby, 115. 

Silsbee, 38, 41, 79, 151. 
Silsby, 40, III. 
Silver, 133. 

Simonds, 130, 132, 133. 

Simons, 62, 132, 154, 

156, 157, 159, 171* 

Simpson, 158. 

Singletary, 139, 155. 

Sippeo^ 149. 

Sisson, 189. 

Skelton, 68. 

Skerry, 63, 83. 

Skipper, 102. 

Sknelling, 45. 

Slidell, 121. 

Smith, 16-18, 31, 44, 61- 
63, 91, loi, 113, 125^ 
126,130-133, 138, 139, 
142, 143, 159-161, 
177, 186, 190. 

Snelling, 45, 133. 

Snow, 18. 

Sollas, 162, 163. 

Somerby, 26, 63. 

Somersbye, 44. 

Somes, 18. 

Souden, 125. 

Souter, 102. 

Sowther, 103, 104. 

Spalding, 51. 

Sparke, 45. 

Spencer, 44, 61, 133, 

Spenser, 61 . 

Spiller, 47, 188. 
Springer, 57, 188. 
Spurr, 179. 
Stacey, 18, 19, 90, 91, 

Stacie, 64. 

Stacy, 18, 19, 47, 125. 
Stanbury, 78. 
Stanian, 140, 141. 
Stanley, 103, iii. 
Stanwood, 25, 71, 136. 
Stark, 58. 
Starkeweathr, 43. 
Starkweather, 102, 127. 
Starling, 49, 84. 
Starr, 168. 
Stebens, 104. 
Stebin, 131. 
Stedman, 51. 
Steephens, 115. 
Steevens, 78. 
Stennis, 89. 

Stephens, 114, 117, 122. 
Sterne, 98. 


Stevens, 7, 19, 20, 29, 
51, 59, 108, 109, 114, 

137, 139. 140, 150, 

Steward, 35, 190. 
Stewart, 190. 
Stibbins, 126. 
Stileman, 62, 63, 82, 

I39> 154, 155- 
Stiles, 47. 

Stilman, 125. 

Stocker, 104. 

Stockman, 5 1 . 

Stoddard, loi, 135. 

Stone, 41, 42, 87, 88, 

105, 163. 
Stonnard, 102. 
Storer, 26, 72. 
Storey, 184. 
Story, 102, 168. 
Stover, 72. 
Stow, 102, 103, 113, 

126, 131, 133. 
Stowe, 102, 133. 
Stowers, 49, 72. 
Straton, 155. 
Stratton, 27, 72, 98,155. 
Striker, 117, 122. 
Strong, 89. 
Sumner, 179, 
Sutherick, 157. 
Suthwicke, 125. 
Swain, 56. 
Swaine, 47, 127. 
Swan, 43, 63, 118, 127, 

131. 139, 155- 
Swane, 127. 

Swanton, 103. 

Swazey, 91. 

Sweat, 150. 

Sweetser, 26. 

Swet, 44. 

Swett, 44, 139, 161,177. 

Symonds, 38-41, 43, 44, 
87» 95i io3» 124, 126, 
129, 131-133, 141, 
155, 180, 187. 

Symones, 129. 

Symons, 45, 125. 

Tahawampait, 23. 
Tammus, 163. 
Tapley, 117, 119, 170. 
Tappan, 43, 44, 151. 
Tarbox, 20. 
Tarday, 34. 
Tatman, 109. 
Tay, III. 

Tayler, 139, 140, 157. 
Taylor, 28, 32, 126. 
Tenney, 29, 105. 
Thomas, 57, 133, 158. 
Thomson, 57. 
Thornton, 93. 

Thorpe, 97. 
Thurlay, 131. 
Thurly, 131. 
Tibbott, 134. 
Tilleson, 44. 
Tillieson, 44. 
Tillison, 45, 129, 132. 
Til ton, 134, 140. 
Tincker, 100, 102. 
Ting, 97, 103, 137. 
Tinge, 102. 
Tinker, 98. 
Tisdale, 181. 
Titcomb, 146, 178, 180. 
Titcombe, 124. 
Tittcombe, 130. 
Tittman, 45. 
Titus ^ 91. 
Tod, 43, 124, 127. 
Todd, 156, 187. 
Tode, 127. 

Tomlins, 97, 98, 100. 
Tompkins, 100, 157. 
Tompson, 118, 154. 
Tomson, 43, 97, 131. 
Tonge, 51. 
Torner, 154. 
Touthwell, 22. 
Touzell, 78, 168, 169. 
Town, 92. 

Towne, 148, 149, 176. 
Townesend, 102. 
Tbwns, 136. 
Townsend, 99, 136. 
Trafton, 54. 
Trask, 114, 115. 
Treadwall, 132. 
Treadwell, 63, 147. 
Tredwell, 44. 
Trench, 141. 
Treroise, 99. 
Trevett, 33, 185, 186. 
Trevis, 64. 
Trewman, 124. 
Tre worthy, icx). 
Trow, 96. 

TrowlDridge, 108, 109. 
Trumble, 126. 
Tuck, 72, 83, 84, 93, 

Tucker, 20, 47, 61, 99, 

126, 132. 
Tuckerman, 47. 
Tukesbury, 52. 
Tupper, 182, 186. 
Turland, 61. 
Turner, 44-46, 74-76, 80, 

87, 116, 133, 178, 

Tuttell, 103. 
Tuttle, 35, 103. 
Tuxbury, 53. 
Tyler, 61, 95, 98, 146, 

154. 155- 

Umfreye, 98. 
Umpries, 155. 
Underwood, 158. 
Uselton, 129. 
Ussellton, 157. 
Uselton, 129, 134, 157. 

Valpy, 87, 88. 
Vans, 186. 
Varnum, 181, 185. 
Varnye, 43. 
Vass, 20. 
Vaughan, 132. 
Veren, 62. 
Verin, 125. 
VerrazanOji 44. 
Very, 39, 40. 
Vespucius, 144. 
Vickery, 176. 
Vinning, 95. 
Vinsent, 64, 156. 
Vinson, 125, 157. 
Vinton, 61. 
Vose, 181, 182. 

Wade, 97, 126, 178, 

Wadleigh, 55, 56, 59, 

Wait, 57. 

Waite, 125, 126. 

Wakefield, 99. 

Waker, 103. 

Walbridg, 62. 

Walbridge, 63. 

Walcott, 136. 

Waldo, 120, 124. 

Waldoe, 129. 

Waldron, 57. 

Walford, 47. 

Walker, 32, 100, loi, 

125, 131- 
Wall, 102, 138. 

Walle, 139. 

Wallingford, 54. 

Wallis, 141. 

Waltham, 98, 118. 

Ward, 43, 83, 87, 100, 

loi, 103, 155, 171, 

Warden, 112. 
Warner, 20, 21, 44, 81, 

147, 148, 182. 
Warren, 93, 108. 
Washington, 108, 173, 

175. 183. 
Waterman, 151. 
Waters, 117, 121, 122, 

Wathen, 62, 158. 

Watson, 62, 63, 85, 134. 

Watts, 34, 135. 

Wattson, 85. 

Wayt, 47, 136. 


Wayte, 34. 
Weatheridge, 126. 
Weathridg, 126. 
Webb, 61, 90, 100, 102, 

155, 165, 167, 170. 
Webber, 109, 112. 
Webster, 46, 51, 52, 56, 

III, 136, 177. 
Weeke, 62. 
Weeks, 81, 82. 
Welcome, 123. 
Weld, 102. 
Wellman, 183, 187. 
Wells, 54, 192. 
Welman, 80. 
West, 21, 44, 127, 128, 

156, 157. 
Westgate, 157. 
Weston, 76. 
Wharton, 157. 
Wheelar, 138. 
Wheeler, 157, 158. 
Wheelwright, 139. 
Wheller, 133. 
Whiple, 105. 
Whipple, 66, 125, 129, 

Whitacre, 126. 
Whitcomb, 183, 186. 
White, 21, 33, 43, 44, 

62, 63, 93, 136, 137, 

I39i 155, 157. I59i 

176, 192. 
Whitefield, 87. 
Whitehaire, 156. 
Whitehare, 156. 
Whiteker, 127. 
Whiteridg, 124. 
Whiterit, 132. 
Whitfeild, 165. 
Whitford, 164-167. 
Whilhare, 61, 63, 64. 
Whitingham, 45, 132.* 
Whitney, 183. 
Whitred, 133. 
Whitredg, 130. 
Whittemore, 21, 91. 
Whittier, 52, 172, 176, 

182, 183, 188. 
Whittingham, 100. 
Wiate, 43, 45. 
Wickes, 62. 
Wier, 124. 
Wiggin, 140. 
Wigglesworth, 88, 178, 

181, 184. 
Wilbore, 142. 
Wilder, 98. 
Wiley, 136. 
Wilke, 102. 
Wilkes, 40. 
Wilkins, 61, 136, 157, 

158, 171. 
Willard, 186. 



Williams, 63, 78, 118, 
134, 139, 164, 177. 

Willis, 34, 98. 

Williston, 36. 

Willit, 141. 

Willoughbie, 82. 

Willoughby, 75, 81. 

Willson, 124. 

Wilson, 34, 62, 82, 115, 

Winsley, 138. 

Winsloe, 44. 

Winslow, 22. 

Winsly, 140. 

Winter, 155. 

Winthrope, 98. 

Winthropp, 99. 

Wintrop, 43. 

Wire, 124. 

Wise, 47, 136. 

Wise wall, loi. 

Wislad, 103. 

Witham, 22. 

Withe, 43. 

Witticker, 139. 

Wolfe, 118, 188. 

WoUestone, 97. 

Wood, 31, 45, 47, 80, 

95, 113, 142, 186. 
Woodberry, 40, 92, 107, 

136, 154, 157. 
Woodbery, 71, 154, 157, 

158, 163. 
Woodbridg, 139. 

Woodbridge, 31. 
Woodbury, 38, 118, 122, 

142, 158, 164, 165, 

Woodde, 102. 
Woodman, 44, 63, 124, 

126, 128, 129, 148, 

Woodrow, 64. 
Woodward, 22, 136. 
Woodwell, 186. 
Woody, 102, 154. 
Woolcot, 173. 
Woolfe, 157. 
WcoUand, 63. 
Worcester, 140. 
Work, 150. 

Worth, 138, 139. 
Worthen, 50. 
Wright, 125. 
Wyatt, 92, 149. 
Wyer, 124, 187. 
Wyggin, 1 01. 
Wyman, 27. 

Yeo, 158. 
Yeow, 125. 
York, 136. 
Yorke, 22. 
Young, 107. 
Younge, 118. 
Younges, 166. 
Yow, 125. 



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Answers, 43, 48; 325, 48; 326, 93; 415, 48; 

416, 93; 417, 144; 444. 93; 450» 144; 452, 

191; 461, 192. 
Apparel of the First Settlers, 49. 
Bancroft- BoNYTHON, 169. 
Bean's, John, First Wife, 77. 
Blaney Notes, 92. 
Blashfield Note, 131. 
BoNYTHON, Bancroft-, 169. 
Bowden Genealogies, 38, 40, 44, 45. 
BowDiTCH Genealogy, 55. 
Bowen Genealogy, 57. 
Bowles Notes, 179. 
BoYCE Genealogy, 58. 
Boynton Genealogy, 97. 
Bradbury Genealogy, 145. 
Bradford Genealogy, 180. 
Browne, William, Will of, 150. 
Burt, Hugh, Will of, 43. 
Call, Philip, Will of, 169. 
Davis, Jenkin, Will of, 74. 
• Dickinson, Thomas, Will of, 76. 
Fireplace, The Old, 185. 
Fuller, Anne, Will of, 168. 
God's Pioneers, 79. 
Gray, Robert, Will of, 131. 
Groveland Inscriptions: Ancient Burying 

Ground, i. 

House, The Old, 21, 143. 

Inscriptions. See Groveland Inscriptions. 

Ipswich Court Records and Files, 32, 79, 

Leach, Lawrence, Will of, 168. 
Lee, Thomas, Will of, 113. 
Lunt, Henry, Will of, 181. 
Norfolk County, Old, Records, 89, 109. 
Pioneers, God's, 79. 
Publications, New, 93, 144, 192. 
Purchase, Thomas, of Pejepscot, 132, 167. 
Queries, 453, 454, 48; 455-459, 92; 460-463, 

144; 464, 465, 191. 
Rea, Daniel, Will of, 130. 
Revolution, Soldiers and Sailors of the, 

RiNGE, Daniel, Will of, 75. 
Row, John, Will of, 130. 
Salem in 1700, No. 22, 21. 
Salem in 1700, No. 23, 60. 
Salem in 1700, No. 24, 114. 
Salem in 1700, No. 25, 152. 
Smith, John, Will of, 31. 
Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, 

Suffolk County Deeds, Volume II, 134. 
Witter, William, Will of, 20. 


Becket House, Ancient, i . 
Chapleman, Michael, House, 127. 
Daniel, Stephen, House, 117. 

Ancient Becket, Salem, i. 

Michael Chapleman, Salem, 127. 

Stephen Daniel, Salem, 117. 

" House of the Seven Gables," 49. 

Benjamin Pickman, Salem, 145. 

Samuel Pope, Salem, 70. 

John Turner, Salem, 49. 

Zachariah White, Salem, 67. 

Simon Willard, Salem, 97. 
Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 22, 23. 

Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 23, 63. 
Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 24, 115. 
Map of Part of Salem in 1700, No. 25, 154. 
Pope, Samuel, House, 70. 
Salem Houses. See Houses. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 22, 23. 
Salem in i 700, Map of Part of, No. 23, 63. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 24, 115. 
Salem in 1700, Map of Part of. No. 25, 154. 
Seal of Dr. Samuel Thomson, 172. 
Thomson, Dr. Samuel, Seal of, 172. 
Turner, John, House, 49. 
White, Zachariah, House, 67. 
Willard, Simon, House, 97. 




Abbe Genealogies, I: 14, 33, 66, 149. 

Abbot Genealogies, I: 35, 58, 79, 96, 103, 117, 

128, 141, 188; II: 22, 38, 74, 100, 113; 

III: 13. 
Abbott, Thomas, Will of, I: 165. 
Abolitionists, The, I: 125. 
Aborigines, Our, V: 39. 
Aborn Genealogies, I: i6l;II: 132, I40;III:6, 


Abraham Family, I: 174. 

Abram Family, I: 174. 

Acie Genealogy, I: 190. 

Acres Genealogy, II: 9, 166. 

Adams Genealogies, I: 17, 40, 62, 76, 87, iii^ 
142, 160; IV: 37. 

Ager Family, II: 128. 

Ager William, Will of, V: 132. 

Alderman, John, Will of, VII: 79. 

Al ford Notes, III: 103. 

Alger Notes: III: 73. 

Allen Genealogies, 11: 135, 161, 176, 199; III: 7, 
17, 37, 120, 134, 147, 168, 182; IV: 31, 38. 

Alley Genealogies: III: 49; IV: 68, 85. 

Ambrose Family, III: 74. 

Ames Genealogies, III: 88; IV: 56, 102, 120, 

Ames Murder, The, II: i. 

Amesbury Inscriptions: 

Cemetery near depot, I: 5 1. 

Salisbury Plains Cemetery, I: 167, 190; II: 30. 

Salisbury Point Cemetery, I: 28. 

Union Cemetery, I: 119, 143, 164; II: 10. 

Ancestor, The, I: 141. 

Ancestor's Dream, The, III: 37. 

Anderton Note, IV: 150. 

Andover in the First Louisburg Expedition, I: 

Andover Inscriptions: 
Old South Burying Ground, II: 119, 143. 
West Parish Burying Ground, II: 39. 

Andrews Genealogies, III: 97, 113, 136, 155; 
IV: 118, 134, 170, 187; V: 6. 

Andrews, Robert, Will of, I: 142. 

Annable Genealogy, III: 169; V: 63. 

Annis Genealogy, III: 184; IV: 76. 

Answers to Queries, i, I: 52; 3, I: 34; 4, 1: 34; 5, 
I: 118; 6, I: 34; 7, I: 34; 8, II: 15, 50; 11, 
I: 67; 12, II: 32; 14, II: 68; 18, II: 133; 19, 
I: 68; 20, I: 118; 21, I: 86; 22, II: 85, 133; 
24, I: 134; 26, I: 86; 30, I: 102; 32, II: 
117; 34, II: 102; 35, I: 182; II: 16; 36, I: 
134; 37, I: 198; 38, I: 134; 39, II: 
32; 40, II: 150; 41, II: 133; 42, 11: 133; 
43, I: 102, X: 48; 44, II: 117; 45, 
II: 166; 46, I: 150; 47, II: 150; 48, 
II: 68; 51, III: 48; 52, I: 102; 53, I: 118; 
54, I: 134; 55, II: 166; 61, II: 32; 64, I: 

150; 65, II: 150; 69, I: 134; 73, II: 182; 
74, I: 150; 75, I: 166; 80, I: 166; 81, I: 
182; 82, I: 182; 83, I: 182; 87, I: 198; 88, 
IX: 143; 89, II, 16; 93, II: 16; 95, III: 16, 
V: 80; 96, II: 182; 100, II: 32, V: 32; loi, 
II: 182; 102, III: 48; 103, II: 200; 106, II: 
16; 107, III: 80; 108, III: 64; 109, II: 16; 
III, II: 68; 116, II: 32; 118, II: 102; 121, 
III: 96; 122, II: 16; 123, II: 16; 125, II: 
50, 134, III: 112, 128,144; 126, II: 50; 127, 
II: 32; 133, V: 32; 134, II: 85; 140, III: 
160, 176; 141, III: 194; 143, IV: 16; 146, 
III: 16; 150, IV: 32; 152, III: 32; 153, 
IV: 64; 154, IV: 64, V: 48; 156, II: 117, 
118; 158, III: 80; 161, IV: 192; 163, V: 
64; 164, III: 128; 165, V: 16; 166, II: 
150,111: 112; 168, IV: 48; 170, V: 16; 
171, IV: 176; 177, IV: 144; 178, II: 200; 
179, III: 32; 182, III: 16; 184, VI: 96; 
186, VII: 95; 193, V: 64; 194, V: 64; I9<;, 
III: 64; 197, V: 32; 203, III: 96; 204, V: 
144; 208, V: 192; 210, IV: 128; 216, VIII: 
143, IX: 47; 220, III: 144; 222, VII: 190; 
226, III: 160, IV: 16, 64: 227, VII: 143; 
231, IV: 144; 232, III: 176, IV: 96; 238, 
III: 194; 239, VII: 190; 240, VII: 190; 
243, VI: 144; 245, IV: 32; 246, IV: 
32; 249, IV: 192; 250, IV: 80; 252, 
VIII: 47, 95; 253, IV: 48; 254, IV: 
112; 255, VIII: 47; 257, V: 96; 258, 
VIII: 47; 260, IV: 80; 264, IV: 160; 
265, IV: 96; 271, IV: 96, VIII: 191; 
273,1V: 112; 274, VIII: 191; 275, IV: 
96, 144; 276, IV: 112; 277, IV: 96, 112; 
278, IV: 176; 281, IV: 128; 284, IV: 128, 
160; 286, IV: 128; 293, IX: 48; 306, IX: 
95; 307, IV: 176, V: 144, 192, IX: 95; 
314, IX: 95; 316, VI: 144; 319, VII: 
47; 320, V: 32, 48; 321, V: 48; 322, V: 
96; 323, V: 80, VII: 95; 324, VI: 144; 
325, X: 48; 326, X: 93; 330, V: 
144; 339» VI: 48; 340, V: 192; 341, 
VI: 48; 342, V: 192; 343, VI: 
48; 344, VI: 191; 348, VI: 96; 349, VI: 
96; 350, VII: 95: 357, VI: 144, VIII: 143: 
361, VIII: 191; 362, VI: 144, 191; 364. 
VII: 95; 372, VI: 191; 373, VIII: 191; 
375, VI: 192; 379, VII: 47; 381, VII: 
190; 385, VIII; 95; 412, VII: 144; 415, X: 
48; 416, X: 93; 417, X: 144; 425, IX: 
191; 431, VIII: 144; 433, VIII: 95; 438, 
IX: 191; 442, IX: 143; 444» X: 93; 450, 
X: 144, 452, X: 191; 461, X: 192. 

Antrum Note, V: 71. 

Apostrophe, IV: 69. 

Apparel of the First Settlers, X : 49. 

Appleton Genealogy, IV: i, 26. 



Archer Genealogy, IV: 33; V: 86, 120. 

Army Button, An, VI: 135. 

Arrow-Head, An, IV: 7. 

Ashby Family, IV : 56. 

Atkins Family, IV : 75. 

Atkinson Family, IV: 81. , 

Attorney, The Poor, III: 183. 

Atwood Family, IV: 106; VI: 34. 

Aurora Borealis, The, IV : 85. 

Austin Genealogy, IV: 120; VI: 59. 

AverUl Genealogy, IV : 1 29. 

Averill, William, Will of, V: 30. 

Ayer Genealogy, IV: 145, 172, 182. 

Babbidge Genealogy, IV: 188. 

Babson Genealogy, V : i . 

Bacheller, Henry, Descendants of, VII: 134. 

Bacon Family, V : 24. . 

Bacon, Mrs. Rebecca, Will of, VI: 113. 

Bacon, William, Will of, V: 45. 

Badcock Family, V: 37. 

Badger Genealogy, V : 49. 

Badger, Giles, Will of. III: 61. 

Bagley Genealogy, V: 65; VI: 128. 

Bailey-Bayley Genealogies, V: 81, no, 123. 

Bailey, Rev. Jacob, I: 69. 

Bailey, Richard, Will of, III: 90. 

Baker Genealogies, V : 158, 163, 166, 168; VI: 

155. 170. 
Balch Genealogy, VI: i. 
Balch, John, Will of , III: 104. 
Ballard Genealogies, VI : 35, 39. 
Bancroft Genealogy, VI : 57. 
Bancroft Immigrants, II : 94. 
Bancroft-Bonython, X: 169. 
Bank, The Land, IX: 135. 
Barker Genealogies, VI: 60, loi, 106. 
Barker, Thomas, WiU of, IV: 88. 
Barn, The Old, VIII: 167. 
Barnard Genealogies, VI: 120, 125, 129. 
Barr Family, VI: 156. 
Barrett, Richard, Will of, IV: 117. 
Bartholomew, Richard, Will of, II : 80. 
Bartlett Genealogies, VII: i, 59, 63. 
Bartlett, Richard, Will of. III : 9. 
Bartoll Genealogy, VII : 64. 
Barton Genealogy, VII : 75. 
Bassett Genealogy, VII : 77. 
Batchelder Genedogies, VII : 105, 186. 
Bates Notes, VII: 182. 
Battin Notes, VIII : 37. 
Bay View Cetaetery, Gloucester, Inscriptions in, 

IX: 68. 
Bayley, John, Will of, IV: 190. 
Beadle Genealogies, VII: 172, 183. 
Beal Genealogy, VII: 184. 
Bean Genealogy, VII: 185. 
Bean's, John, First Wife, X: 77. 
Bear Family, VIII: 14. 
Beck Family, VIII : 14. 
Beckett Genealogy, VIII: 15. 
Beckford Genealogy, VIII : 60. 
BeU Notes, VIII : 149. 
Bellingham, William, WUU?ini, WU! of, IV; 25. 

Bennett Genealogies, VIII: 88, 91. 

Berry Genealogies, VIII: 102, 173; IX: 25, 86. 

Beverages in the Old Days, II: 33. 

Beverly Inscriptions: 

Ancient Burying Ground, III: i, 31, 38, 56, 

77» 90- 
Ancient North Beverly Cemetery, III : 1 22. 

Dane Street Cemetery, III: 129, 150. 

Dodge's Row Burying Ground, III: 105. 

Green Family Burying Ground, III: 171. 

North Beverly Meeting House Cemetery, III: 
Bickford Genealogy, VIII: 61. 
Biles Genealogy, VIII: 120. 
Biscoe, Elizabeth, IX: 108. 
Bishop Genealogies, VIII: 122, 124, 125; IX: 

Bisson Genealogy, VIII : 132. 

BixbyGenealogy, VIII: 145. 

Black Genealogy, VIII: 174. 

"Blaisdell", ''Johnny", VIII: 150. 

Blanchard Genealogies, IX: 26, 71. 

Blaney Genealogy, IX : 32 ; X : 92. 

Blasdell Genealogy, IX : 49. 

Blashfield Note, X: 131. 

Bligh's, Peggy, Voyage, From, V: 23. 

Blunt Genealogy, IX: no. 

Blyth Genealogy, IX : 112. 

Boardman Genealogy, IX: 145. 

Bodwell Genealogy, IX: 171. 

Bond Genealogy, IX : 177. 

Bonython, Bancroft-, X: 169. 

Bowden Genealogies, X: 38, 40, 44, 45. 

Bowditch Genealogy, X : 55. 

Bowen Genealogy, X : 57. 

Bowles Notes, 1 79. 

Bowtwell, James, Will of, IV: 182. 

Boxford Inscriptions: 

Ancient Burying Ground, IV : 8. 

Harmony Cemetery, IV : 40. 

The Perkins Gravestone, IV : 24. 

West Boxford Burying Ground, IV: 49, 70, 86. 
Boxford Parishes in England, VI: 104. 
Boyce Genealogy, X : 58. 
Boynton Genealogy, X : 97. 
Bradbury Genealogy, X: 145. 
Bradford Genealogy, X: 180. 
Bradford Inscriptions: 

Ancient Burying Ground, V : 17, 41, 58, 72, 
92, 104, 150. 
Bradley, John, Will of, VI: 19. 
Bradstreet, Humphrey, Will of, VII : 66. 
Bradstreet, Gov. Simon, II : 159. 
Braman, Rev. Isaac, III: 87. 
Bride's Home-Coming, The, III: 169. 
Bridge, The Old, IX: 161. 
Bridgman, John, Will of, VI: II 2. 
Browne, Edward, Will of, VIII: 19. 
Browne, George, Will of, 1 : 76. 
Browne, Richard, Will of, IX: 160. 
Browne, William, Will of, X: 150. 
Burials, Our Fathers', II: 39. 
Burrill, George, sr.. Will of, V: 103. 
Burt, Hugh, Will of, X: 43. 



Burt, Hugh, jr., Will of, IV: 58. 
Button, An Army, VI: 135. 
Byfield Parish Baptisms, II: 51; VI; 
Byfield Parish Deaths, VII : 145. 


Call, Philip, Will of, X: 169. 

Carthrick, Michael, Will of, II: 160. 

Cartwright, Bethiah, Will of, I: 30. 

Cellar, The Old, II: 61. 

Changes of Persons' Names, IV : 90. 

Chaplin, Hugh, Will of, VII: 17. 

Chimney Sweeping, IV: 103. 

Churchman, Hugh, Will of, I: 177. 

Churns, IV: 134. 

Chute, Lionell, Will of, II : 66. 

Clements, Robert, Will of, VII: 158. 

Cogswell, John, jr., Will of, V: 41. 

Colonization of the Northwest Territory, VI: 145. 

Comet, The, II : 75. 

Comets, Early, II: 75. 

Commercial History of Salem, I: i. 

Constitution, The Frigate, I: 189. 

Contractions in Colonial Writings, 1 : 133. 

Cooking, Early Methods of, II: 183. 

Cooper, The, III: 135. 

Coopers in Salem, III: 135. 

Corey's, Giles, Wife, VIII: 18. 

Cross, John, Will of, IV : 74. 

Cummings, Joanna, Will of, I: 187. 

Cushing, Rev. John, Journal of, IV: 155. 

Cutting, John, Will of, VIII: 165. 

Danvers, V: 29. 
Danvers Inscriptions: 

Endicott Burying Ground, VI: 77. 

Burial Ground at Hathorne, VI : 112, 

High Street Cemetery, VI: 112. 

Holton Burial Ground, VI: 113. 

Nurse Burying Ground, VI : 1 56. 

Preston Burying Ground, VI: 75. 

Prince Burying Ground, VI : 76. 

Putnam Burying Ground, VI : 76. 

Burial Place at Royal Side, VI: 156. 

Wadsworth Burying Ground, VI: 19. 

Walnut Grove Cemetery, VI: 156. 
Dark Day, The, III : 53. 
Dark Days, III: 53. 
Davis, Jenkin, Will of, X : 74. 
Days of Old, The, III: 73. 
Deserted House, The, VIII : 102. 
Deserted Village, The, 1 : 43. 
Dexter, Lord Timothy, 97. 
Dickinson, Thomas, Will of, X : 76. 
Dillingham, Sarah, Will of, I: 13. 
Distemper, Throat, in Haverhill, I: 10. 
Dodge's Row Burying Ground, Beverly, III: 105. 
Dowe, Thomas, Will of. VI: 158. 
Drought of 1762, The, VII: 139. 
Drowning Accidents, I: 66; III: 103. 

Earthquake of 1638, I: 173. 
Earthquakes in Essex County, VI : 166. 
Endicott Burying Ground, Danvers, VI : 77. 
Essex Inscriptions, VII : 49. 

Essex County in 1643, I^: ^OS* 

Essex County Men at Martha's Vineyard before 

1700, IX: 134. 
Este, Jeffrey, V: 138. 
Eyers, John, Will of, VII: 103. 

Fairfield, John, Will of, II: 175. 

Family Records, IV : 92. 

Fay, Henry, Will of, VI: 147. 

Fences, Early, I: 25. 

Ferncroft Inn, 1 : 53. 

Fireplace, The Old, X: 185. 

Foster's, Abraham, Account Book, III: 13. 

Fountain Inn, Marblehead, II: 125. 

Friend, John, Will of, VI: 157. 

Fuller, Anne, Will of, X: 168. 

Fuller, Timothy, V: 91. 

Gaines, Jane, Will of, III : 61 . 
Gate-Keeper, The Old, VII : 28. 
Genealogical Map, A, IV: 9. 
Genealogical Research, IV: 63. 
Georgetown, Centre of, in 1800, II: 103. 
Georgetown Inscriptions : Union Cemetery, VIII : 

Gilbert, Humphrey, Will of, VII: 158. 

Gloucester in 1857, III: 64. 

Gloucester's Deserted Village, 1 : 43. 

Gloucester Inscriptions : 

Ancient Burying Ground, IX: i. 

Bay View Cemetery, IX : 68. 

Old Cemetery at Lanesville, IX : 106. 

Ancient Cemetery, West Gloucester, IX : 1 52. 
God's Pioneers, X : 79. 
Goffe, John, Will of, II: 30. 
Gowing-Wellman Homestead, Lynnfield, II: 141. 
Graves of a Household, The, III : 105. 
Gravestones in Essex County, Early, III: 1 77. 

Inscriptions on. See under names of towns of 
Amesbury^ Andover^ Beverly ^ Boxford^ 
Bradford^ Danvers^ Essex^ Georgetown^ 
Gloucester and Groveland. 
Gray, Robert, Will of, X: 131. 
Green Family Burying Ground In Beverly ,111 : 171. 
Greenleaf, Benjamin, IV: 55. 
Grist-Mill, The Old, I: 109. 
Groveland Inscriptions : Ancient Burying Ground, 
X: I. 

Handwriting, Colonial, I: 175. 

Hardy, John, Will of, V: 6. 

Haverhill Captives, III: 61. 

Haverhill, Part of, in 1700, III: 161. 

Haverhill, Throat Distemper in, 1 : 10. 

Hawes, Frances, Will of, II: 45. 

Heard, Luke, Will of. III: 38. 

Heating, Methods of, in the Olden Time, I; 183. 

Highways, Early, V: 23. 

Holton Burying Ground, Danvers, VI: 113. 

Holyoke, Edward, Will of, VIII : 64. 

Home, The Old, II: 141; III: 121. 

House, The Old, IV: 135; X: 21, 143. 

Hovey, Joseph, esq., Ill: 183. 

How, Joseph, Will of, IV: 102. 



Howe, Capt. Ephraim, Shipwreck of, II: 187. 

Hunter, Robert, WUl of, III : 8. 

Husband, To My Dear and Loving, II : 1 59. 

Husking, A Yankee, IV: 25. 

Husking Parties, IV : 25. 

Hymns, The Old, IX: 142. 

Indian, The, V: 87. 
Indian Conflicts, IV : 183. 
Indian Relics, IV : 7. 

of Marblehead, IV : 39. 
Indians, Some Essex County, V : 39. 
Ingalls, Edmund, Will of, III: 120. 
Ingersoll, Richard, Will of, II : 29. 
Inn, The Departed, II: 125. 
Inscriptions. See under Gravestones. 
Ipswich Court Records and Files, VIII: i, 106; 

IX: 43, 124; X: 32, 79, 170. 
Ipswich Grant, An Early, 1 : 92. 
Ipswich Memorial Tablets, I: 15. 
Ipswich, Part of, in 17C0, VI: 14. 
Ipswich Soldiers, I: 149. 
Ipswich, A Tale of, II: 31. 
Ipswich Town, IX : 87. 
"Ironsides," ''Old," I: 189. 

Jackson, John, sr.. Will of, VI: 165. 
Jarrat, John, Will of, IX: 36. 
Jewett, Mrs. Ann, Will of, IX: 159. 
Jewett, Joseph, Will of, IX: 113. 
Johnson, Robert, Will of, IV: 7. 
July 4th, 1776, VII: 183. 

Keniston, Allen, Will of. III: 138. 
Kenning, Jane, Will of, V: 57. 
Kent, Richard, Will of, V: 149. 
Knight, William, Will of, VI: 77. 
Knowlton, John, Will of, V: 149. 
Knowlton, Margary, Will of, V: 149. 

Lambert, Francis, Will of, IX: 36. 
Lambert, Jane, Will of, IX: 67. 
Land Bank, The, IX: 135. 

Lanesville, Gloucester, Inscriptions in Old Cem- 
etery at, IX: 106. 
Leach, John, sr., Will of, VII: 175. 
Leach, Lawrence, Will of, X: 168. 
Lee, Thomas, Will of, X: 113. 
Letters, Revolutionary, I: 46. 
Lewis, Edmund, Will of, IV: 63. 
Liberty Tea, III: 181. 
Lightfoot, Francis, Will of, II: loi. 
Livermore, Harriet, V: 7. 
Lombardy Poplars, II: 61. 
Lost at Sea, V: 157. 
Lotteries, Old-Time, I: 77. 
Lottery, The State, 1 : 77- 
Louisburg Expedition, I: loi, 177. 
LovewelPs Fight, IV: 183. 
Lowell, John, Will of, III : 72. 
Lowle, Elizabeth, Will of, IV: 154. 
Lunt, Henry, Will of, 181. 
Lynn, Bounds of, I: 45. 
Lynn, Historical Sketch of First Church in, 1:151. 

Lynnfield Centre, Old Meeting House at, IV: 

Marblehead, Indian Relics of, IV : 39. 

Margaret, II: 9. 

Marriages, Second, I: 57. 

Marriages, Smock, I: 57. 

Martha's Vineyard, Essex County Men at, before 

l^oOy IX: 134. 
Meeting House, The Old, IV: 119. 
Merrill, Nathaniel, Will of, VI: 38. 
Mighill, Thomas, Inventory of Estate of, VI: 73. 
Mighill, Thomas, Will of, VI: 72. 
Millard, Thomas, Will of, V: 41. 
" Moll Pitcher," III: 33. 
Moore, Jonathan, of Newbury, II: 131. 
Moores, James, Will of, VIII: 18. 
Morse, Joseph, Will of, II : 80. 
Moulton Pedigree, The, II : 46. 
Moulton, Robert, sr., Will of, VI: 78. 
Muzzey, Robert, Will of, I: 159. 
Mysterious Land, The, I: 173. 

Nails, Manufacture of, in Essex County, II : 69. 

Nelson, Thomas, Will of, III: 187. 

Nevill, William, Will of, I: 112. 

New England's Dead, 1 : 7. 

Newhall, Anthony, Will of, VII: 21. 

Nichols Homestead, Old, 1 : 53. 

Non-Importation Agreement, I: 149. 

Norfolk County, Old, Record^, I: 19, 49, 84, 

113, 147, 178; II: II, 47>8i, 114, 148,181; 

III: 10,42, 75, 108, 139, 171; IV: 9, 43, 

77, 108, 138, 175; V: 12, 46, 77, 133, 179; 

VI: 41, 83, 131, 171 : VII: 30, 87, 136; 

VIII : 38, 126, 175; IX: 137: X: 89, 109. 
Norice, Rev. Edward, Will of, VIII: loi. 
Northern Lights, IV : 85. 

Northwest Territory, Colonization of the, VI: 145. 
Noyes, Rev. James, Will of, VII: 17. 
Nurse Burying Ground, Danvers, VI: 156. 
Nurse, Rebecca, Home of, IV: 135. 

" Old Folks' " Concerts, III: 73. 

Old Home, The, III: 121. 

Osgood, Christopher, Will of, IV: 37. 

Osgood, John, Will of, IV: 170. 

Otis, James, III: 27. 

Parrot, Francis, Will of, IX : 66. 

Parsons, Rev. Jonathan, III: 145. 

Passaconaway, V: 87. 

Passengers for New England, IV: 137. 

Patch, James, Will of, VII: 175. 

Payne, Thomas, Will of, II: 10. 

Peabody, Rev. Oliver, IX: 23. 

Peabody Mills, Old, Topsfield, I: 109. 

Pease, Margaret, Will of, II: 38. 

Peasley, Joseph, Will of, IX: 123. 

Pequot Soldiers, III: 119. 

Perkins Gravestone, Boxford, IV: 24. 

Perkins, John, Will of, IX: 45. 

Perkins Papers, Ancient, III: 54. 

Pickering, John, Will of, VII: 74. 

Pike, John, sr.. Will of, V: 156; IX: 64. 



Pike, Robert, IV: 113. 
" Pilgrim Stranger," The, V: 7. 
Pioneer, The, VI: 171. 
Pioneers, God's, X: 79. 
Piscataqua, IX: 191. 
Piscataqua, Pioneers, IX: 191. 
Pollard, George, Will of, II: 132. 
Poplars, Lombardy, II : 61. 
Porter, Hathorne, 1 : 125. 
Porter, Samuel, Will of, VIII: loi. 
Prescott, IV: 151. 

Prescott, William Hickling, IV: 151. 
Preston Burying Ground, Danvers, VI: 75. 
Prince Burying Ground, Danvers, VI : 76. 
Pump, The Town, V: 71. 
Pump, The Old Town, V: 71. 
Purchase, Thomas, of Pejepscot, X: 132, 167. 
Putnam Burying Ground, Danvers, VI: 76. 

Quakers, Persecution of, in Essex County, I: 135. 

Queries, i-io, I: 16; 11-14, I: 34; 15-21, I: 
52; 22-36, I: 66; 37-53, I: 86; 54-68, 
I: loi; 69-74, I: 118; 75-79, I: 134; 80-93, 
I: 149; 94-104, I: 166; 105-115, I: 181; 
116-123, I: 197; 124-129, II: 15; 130-132, 
II: 32; 133-141, 11: 50; 142-147. 11: 68 ; 148- 
152, II: 85; 153-158, II: loi; 159-165, II: 
117; 166-168, II: 133; 169-171, II: 150; 
172-177, II: 166; 178, 179, II: 182; 180-183, 
II: 200; 184-188, III: 16; 189-196, III: 32; 
197-202, III: 48; 203-208, III: 64; 209-211, 
III: 80; 212-215, III: 96; 216-219, III: 112; 
220-228, III: 128; 229, 230, III: 144; 231- 
238, III: 159; 239-242, III: 176; 243-252, 
III: 193; 253, 254, IV: 16; 255-260, IV: 32; 
261-264, IV: 48; 265-269, IV: 64; 270-280, 
IV: 80; 281-290, IV: 95; 291-296, IV: 112; 
297, 298, IV: 128; 299-302, IV: 144; 303- 
307, IV: 159; 308-313, IV: 176; 314, 315, 
IV: 192; 316-320, V: 16; 321, 322, V: 32; 
323, 324, V: 48; 325-329, V: 64; 330-334. 
V: 80; 335, 336, V: 96; 337-342, V: 144; 
343. 344, V: 192; 345-352, VI: 48; 353-365, 
VI: 95; 366-383, VI: 143; 384-386, VI: 191; 
387-406, VII: 46; 407-421, VII: 94; 422, 
423, VII: 143; 424-427, VII: 188; 428-433, 
VIII: 47; 434-436, VIII: 96; 437-439. VIII: 
143; 440, 441, VIII: 191; 442-444, IX: 47; 
445-448, IX: 95; 449, 450, IX: 143; 451, 
452, IX: 191; 453, 454, X: 48; 455-459. X: 
92; 460-463, X: 144; 464, 465, X: 191. 

Quilter, Mark, Will of, V : 70. 

Rea, Daniel, Will of, X: 130. 

Receipt, Ancient, I: 65. 

Research, Charm of, I: 150. 

Revolution, Letters of the, I: 46. 

Revolution, Soldiers and Sailors of the, I: 7, 31, 

63, loi, 130, 157, 195; II: 23, 67, 97, 128, 

165; III: 28; IV: 105; V: 10, 174; VI: 31; 

80, 116, 164; VII: 84, 126; VIII: 133, 179; 

IX: 178; X: 182. 
Reyner, Humphrey, Will of, VIII: 105. 
Rifle, The Old, VII: 128. 

Ringe, Daniel, Will of, X: 75. 
Robinson, John, Will of, VII: 125. 
Rockport Baptisms, 1 755-1808, II: 151, 189. 
Rofe, Thomas, Will of, VIII: 164. 
Rogers, Rev. Ezekiel, Will of, IX: 105. 
Rogers, Rev. Nathaniel, Will of, IX: 6c. 
Rolfe, Henrv, Will of, I: 65. 
Rolfe, Hono'r, WUl of, IV: 137. 
Row, John, Will of, X: 130. 
Rowley, Deaths in, I: 176. 

Sabbath Day Reminiscences, III: 87. 

Salem, V: 15. 

Salem, Part of, in 1700: No. i, II: 167, III: 15; 
No. 2, III: 65; No. 3, IV: 17; No. 4, IV • 
97; No. 5, IV: 161; No. 6, V: 33; No. 7, 
V: 145; No. 8, VI: 97; No. 9, VI: 148; No. 
10, VII: 18; No. II, VII: 67; No. 12, VII: 
116; No. 13, VII: 160; No. 14, VIII: 20; 
No. 15, VIII: 66; No. 16, VIII: 113; No. 
17, VIII: 152; No. 18, IX: 37; No. 19, IX: 
72; No. 20, IX: 114; No. 21: IX : 162; No. 
22, X: 21; No. 23, X: 60; No. 24, X: 114; 
No. 25, X: 152. 

Salem, Commercial History of, I : i. 

Salem Farmers, Petition of, II: 27. 

Salem Grant, A, II: 117. 

Salem and Ipswich Bounds, I: 127. 

Salem Quarterly Court Records and Files, III: 81, 
126, 156, 188; IV: 23, 58, 88, 123, 152, 
184; V: 26, 55, 88, 120, 169; VI: 24, 78, 
107, 158; VII: 23, 81, 129, 176; Vni: 82, 
168; IX: 61, 154. 

Salisbury, Grantees of, IV: 154. 

Salisbury Plains Cemetery, I: 167, 190; II: 30. 

Salisbury Point Cemetery, 1 : 28. 

Sallowes, Michael, Will of, II: no. 

Samplers, III: 138. 

Sanders, John, Will of, 1 : 133. 

Saratoga, Battle of, 1777, II: 7. 

Satchwell, John, Will of, II: 142. 

Scarlet, Anne, Will of, I: 100. 

Schoolhouse, The Old, VI: 113. 

Schoolmaster, The, IV: 55. 

Scott, Thomas, Will of, V: 92. 

Scudder, Thomas, Will of, VII : 125. 

Scullard, Sameul, Will of. III: 26. 

Sea, Lost at, V: 157. 

Sethick, Lawrence, Will of, VII: 166. 

Shadowy Past, The, IV : 39. 

Shoemakers, The, V: 53. 

Shoemaking, V: 53. 

Sideboard, The Ancient Putnam, I: 181. 

" Simple Cobler of Agawam," IV: 177. 

Smith, Hugh, Will of, VIII: 149. 

Smith, James, Will of, IX: 161. 

Smith, John, Will of, X: 31. 

Smith, Samuel, Will of, I: 44. 

Smugglers, The, II: 109. 

Smugglers, Informers of, II : 109. 

Snow Bound, III : 149. 

Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution. See Rev- 
olution^ Soldiers and Sailors of the. 

Spencer, John, Will of. III: 170. 


Spinning Bees, I: 51 ; IV: 38; X : 136. 

Spinning in the Olden Time, 1 : 87. 

Spring Storm, A, VIII: 78. 

Stevens, William, Will of, V : 30. 

Stone Walls, The Old, 1 : 25 ; VII : 80. 

Storm of 1635, The Great, I : 93. 

Storm of OctolDer 20, 1770, VIII : 79, 

Storm, A Spring, VIII : 78. 

Suffolk County Deeds, volume I, IX : 97; volume 

11, X: 134. 
Symonds, Mark, Will of, VIII: 58. 
Symonds, Samuel, jr., Will of, V: 58. 

TaUor, The, III: 7. 

Tailors in the Olden Time, III : 7. 

Thanksgiving Day, IV: 171. 

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1768, IV: 171. 

Thorne, John, Will of, II : 74. 

Throat Distemper in Haverhill, 1 : 10. 

Tibbott, Walter, Will of, IV: 117. 

Time, Computation of, IV: 65. 

Toppesfield, England, VII: 61. 

Topsfield, Settlement of, II: 95. 

Topsfield in 1800, V: 97. 

Tradition, VIII: 97. 

Training Day, II : 23. 

Travers, Henry, Will of, VIII: 159. 

Tresler, Mrs. Ellinor, Will of, VI : III. 

Varnam, George, Will of, IV: 9. 
Village, The Deserted, I: 43. 
Voyaging, Early, I: 93. 

Wadsworth Burying Ground, Danvers, VI: 19. 
Wake, William, Will of, V: 132. 
Walls, The Old Stone, I: 25; VII: 80. 
War, Abraham, Will of, V: 163. 
,Ward, Mrs. Alice, Will of, VI: 107. 
Ward, John, Will of, VI: 114. 
Ward, Nathaniel, IV: 69. 
Watch of the Wines, The, II: 187. 
Weaver, The Old, II: 93. 
Weaving, Early, II: 93. 
Wellman House, Lynnfield, III: 121. 
West Gloucester, Ancient Cemetery at, IX: 152. 
Whipple, Matthew, Will of, III: 35. 
White, Lilly, IV: 103. 
Whittingham, John, Will of, III: 184. 
Wickes, Thomas, Will of, VI: 165. 
Will, The Reading of the, II: 175. 
Williams, George, Will of, VI: 22. 
Williams, Marie, Will of. VI: 23. 
Wills, Our Fathers', I: 159. • 
Winter of 1 716-7, III: 149. 
Winter of 1 740-1, VII: 29. 
Winter of 1 747-8, VII: 86. 
Winthrop, John, The Younger, VI: 74. 
Witter, William, Will of, X: 20. 
Wives, The Watch of the, II: 187. 
Woodman, Richard, Will of. III: 72. 
Woods, Obadiah, of Ipswich, VIII: 164. 

Yongs, Christopher, Will of, II: 188. 









The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. X. 

Salem, Mass., January, 1906. 

No. I, 



This old burying ground was the rear 
portion of the lot of land upon which 
stood the first meeting house in the East 
parish of Bradford, now Groveland, and 
the first person buried in it was Martha, 
wife of Samuel Hale. The burial occurred 
in June, 1723. Additions to the lot have 
been made since. The following are all 
the inscriptions to be now found in the 
cemetery bearing dates prior to 1800. 

In Memory of 
Susanna daughter 
of M'^ Stephen 
and M" Susanna 
Adams who died 
Nov'" the 10^ 1776 
in the 8^ Year 
of her Age. 

1766 IN THE 5i«* 











Son OF lOHn & 
HannaH A t Wo o D 

is'"" 1733 AGED 
3 WEEKS & 3 DaYS. 

Joseph Atwood, 

departed this life, 
April 10'* 1799* 

^tat. 77. 

DIED lUNe Y« 3rd 
1725 DAUGHtER 
OF lOHN & 
She BEING 5 

the DaUGHtER OF 
M'^ lOHn & HannAH 
SEPtmBER the 4*** 1735 
AGED 2 MOntHS & 

30 1765 IN Y« 16 


Memento mori 
Sacred to the Memory 
of M^' Abigail Bacon, 

Confort of 
M Jofiah Bacofif 
who Departed this 
Life February, the 21 f 
AX) 1788, in the 

65^'' year of 
her Age. 

Thefweet Remembrance ofthejujt 
Shall Jlourifh when /he fleeps in duft. 

the BODY OF Mr 
lOSIaH BaCon 

lAnUARY the 26 
1732 & In the 




the BODY OF 

HAnnAh the 

WIFE OF m r 
WHO Died 

m A R C H the 3^^ 
1733 AGEd 52 

THE 17^ 1757 IN 

N O U« 19 1748 

AUGUST 20, 1747 

^Vettvento n^^j,^ 


In Memory of Mr" 
Abigail Balch the 
Second wife of the 
Rev'i M"^ William 
Balch who Died 
April the 10*^ 1793 
and in the 88*^ 
year of her Age 

Here lies John Balch 

first Son of M"" John 

cs* M^^ Eunice Balch 

who Died July y^ 12^* 

1786 Aged 2 years. 

He^s gone while in the morn of life, 
A stranger quite to wrath ^^ strife 
With virtue blooming from his breaft 
To tajte thefweets of endlefs reft 

1747, IN Y« 38*^ 


In Memory of the 
R e v^ M^ William 
Balch the First Pastor 
of the Church in 
this Place, who 

Departed this Life, 
Jan^ the 12*^^ AY) 1792, 
and in the ^^^^ 
year of his Age 
and 64*^ of his Ministry 




OCTOB'^ THE 6*^ 
1775 IN THE 

4 4^ YEAR 




9*^ 1775 IN 

































Wife of 


Stephen Burbank 

who died Sep^ 



782 in th( 



■ of her 



E L E A Z E R 

14**^ 1759 IN 
THE 77**^ YEAR 

1753 IN THE 35^1^ 

2 6^^ I 7 7 I AND 
IN THE 87^ 

SUSAnnh the 
DAUGH ter O F 
mr Timothy & 
Died mAy the 
26 1736 AGEd 
9 months 



MARCH 7 1757 
IN THE 48'^ 


Memento mori 

. In Memory of 
M^^ SusANN* Carlton 

the wife of 

M^ Phinehas Carlton 

who Died March the 

30*^v4D 1782 in the 42'^ 

year of her Age. 


the Son OF 

Y« i2th 1735. 


DIED DECEMr 25 1736 

In Memory of 

Alice Cloughy daught^ 

of M^ Daniel b* 

J/r« Abigail Clough 

who died Jan, y^ i, 1792, 

Mtat 3. 

In Memory of 
M''^ Sarah Dakin, 

Confort of 
M*" Juftus Dakin f 

^tai. 54. 

who died Sep- 3'^^ 

Sacred to the 
Memory of Patty^ 
daughter of M^ 
Stephen ^ M"-' 
Betty Danford who 
died May y^ 9*^ 
AT) 1787 jEtate, 15 

Memento mori 

In Memory of 
M^* Mehitabel Dutch, 
Confort of 
Rev^ Ebenezer Dutch, 
who departed this life, 
December y*^ 29''* AVt 1794 
Mtat. 33. 
The memory of the Juft is blefsed. 
Blefsed are the dead which die in the Lord 
that they may reft from their labors. 
Willing rather to be abfentfrom the body^ 
and to be prefent with the Lord. 
This mortal fhall put on immortality. 


In Memory of 

Tijs Sally Foster, 

daughter of M^ Stephen &* 

J/^« Rebecca Fofter, who 

died, July, 1 7 '^ ^ 7 9 7 > ^tat. 2 2 

Why fhould we ftart and fear to die? 

What timorous worms we mortals are! 
Death is the gate of endlefsjoy. 
And yet we dread to enter there. 
Jefus can make a dying bed ^ 
Feel f oft as downy pillows are 

While on his breaft I lean my head 
And breathe my life outfweetly there. 


2**^ 1723 AGED 36 


In Memory of 
Mi« Elizabeth 
George Who 
Died March 
The 16 1784 
In the 53 Year 
of her Age 

^tb 1746 IN THE 







DE« y« 

3^ 1765 


y^ 7 3^ 






Mr« H A N N A h 
the W I D O W Of 
DIED OCt The 23 
1777 In The 49^ 
YEar Of her AGE 

30*^ 1760 AGED 

THE 2 s^^ 1766 





the BODY OF 

OCtobEr the 27 & 
IN 1724 IN THE 

lUNE Y« 14, 1723 & IN 
Y« 47/-^ YEAR OF HER AGE.* 

*A half-tone engraving of this stone appeared in 
T^e Essex Antiquarian^ volume III, opposite 
page 192. 


1745 IN THE 72 

THE 24^ 1770 
71* YEAR 





31* 1771 


THE 68^ 






& SaRaH 



Y« 13 




4 YEaR 

WHO DIED AP"^ 8*^ 
1753 AND IN 




*This is the inscription on the footstone of 
Mrs. Hale, whose inscription precedes. 



LIFE 1763 



the body of 
Cap^ Dan^iel Hardy 

LIFE lULY 31 1756 


8* 1746 IN THE 






1763 IN Y« 27^ YEAR 


Eliphalbt Hakdy, 

departed this life 

March 25 ''^ 1799, 

Mtat. 79. 

Our years are fevinty^ through ftrength fourfcore^ 
That ftrength foon fails^ and we are feen no more. 
But oh! how few e'^en these fhort limits reach^ 
Deaths gloomy enfigns o*er this ground may teach. 
By fin came death butjefus died for men^ 
was bury*d^ and in triumph rofe again. 
Sinners repent^ Chriftians lift up your eyes^ 
Fight the good fight ^ and win the glorious prife. 

Frederic Hardy, 

Son of M^ Jofhua h^ 
M ^^ Mary Hardy, 
died March 29'^, 1 798, 
Aged 1 4 months. 

We fear ce enjoy the balmy gift ^ 
But mourn the pleasure gone. 




ye J 3th YEAR 



lANUARY the 6 
1729 AGED 46 

SEP* Y« 29, 1735 
& IN Y« 46 YEARE 


AGED 64 


M^ I) A U I D 
3^ 1784 IN 

Memento mori 

Sacred to 

the Memory of 

M^ Joseph Hardy 

who departed this 

LijCy March the 

2f^ ^D. 1789, in 

the 55 year 

of his Age. 


1765 IN THE 22 



TImOthY ANd 

y« 1"* 1736 AGED 
ON YEAR 5 raont 

DIED lENUARY the 11*^ 
1726 OR 7, AGED 84 

HaRDY the WIFe 
APRIL Y« 16 1730 

& IN Y« 2 7,^^ 


the BODY OF 

HannaH HaRDY 
ye 16*^ 1736 In the 

OF DanlEL & MaRtHa 
nOUEMBER the 14 1730 
& In y« 25*^ YEaR 

Here Lies Buried 
The Body of 
M^ Ioseph Hardy 
iun'^ Who Died 
Nou^ 26 1745 

in the 54 YEAR 
OF his AGE 




OF MR** 



Cap* Daniel 



24 1745 

IN Y® 6 6 







THE I 9» 
I N Y« 59 


I 7 7 I 






N A 

T H A 






17 44 








1746 IN THE es**^ 






1733 IN THE 12 


In Memory of 

Mr. Stephen Hardy, 

who died 

Ded^ 22"^ 1793, 

in the 81*' year 

of his age. 






I 4^ 







In Memory of 
Liuet* Moses 
H a r r i m a n 
Who Died 

August the 

2 ^ 1784 in 
The 48^ Year 
of his Age 




Aug. 24, 1785 

Ml 47. 

A tender husband^ father dear^ 
A much lamented friend^ lies here. 
When Christ returns to call him forth ^ 
The rising day will show his worth. 

the BODY OF 
I O H N H ARt 

13 1737 IN 

Y« 25 YEAR 


22^ 1771 IN 



loh 1778 DiKD IN 
the 3^ YEAr 


the BoDY OF EnSIGn 

the 9th 1730 IN Y« 

Sacred to the 

Memory of M^* 
Mary Hopkinson, 
Confort of M^ 
Ebenezer Hopkinson^ 
who died May y^ 25'^ 
AV>. ijSSftn the ^1^ 
year of her Age. 

the BODY OF 

NathanaEL HOPKIn 


lUNE Y« 4th 1733 





POLLEY thE Dat^ 
AND M" Mary 



1778 In ThE 
YEar OF 



2^ 1 77 1 IN 
22^ YEAR 

Memento mori 

In Memory of Enfign 

Samuel Hopkinson 

who Departed this 
Life February the t^ 
AV> 1785 in the6^^^ 

year of his Age, 

the BODY OF M" 
the 24^^ 1732 & In 
the 80 FIRSt YEaR 




THE 23d 1771 IN 


174 t IN Y« 32°^ 

*The name of the month is uncertain. 
tThe stone is broken here. 



the BoDY OF HannaH 
lanUARY the 8 
1732 & In \® 67 

Memento mori 

In Memory of 
M'^ Benjamin ^kqyjY&jJun^ 

who departed this life, 
Nov'^ y lAf^^ AT) 1793 
/Etat. 23. 

Behold and fee all that pa fs by^ 
As you are now fo once was /, 
As I am now^ youfoon muft be^ 
Prepare for death and follow me. 

In Memory of 
Silas The Son 
of M'^ Benjamin 
and Mr* Judith 
Jaques who died 
June the 27^ i 7 7 6 
^ year 





In Me m ry 
of Silas Jaques 
fon of M^ 

Benjamin &* 

M^^ Judith 

Jaques who died 
aug y^ 12, 1787 in 
Y^ 9 year of his age. 

In Memory of 

Betfey Jewett daughter 
of Dr. Seth &* M'>'» 
Abigail Jewetty who 

died June y^ 11*'^ AD, 1791, 
Aged 16 months 6^* 15 days. 

She was a blefsing here keloiv^ 
A lovely kind and p leaf ant child 
Her foul now free from fin and woe 
Twill serve its Make>- undefld 
Her fleeping duft sha'l reft in peace 
Till sun and moon their courses ceafe. 

the BODY OF 

the 4*^ 1727 & 
IN the 24 YEAR 


if 1 75 1 IN Y« 87*^ 


1747 IN THE 







FEARUARY 3 1744 




A D 






the BODY OF Mr" 
H A n n a H KEmBaLL Y« 
NOUmBER Y« 26 1731 & 
In the 33 YEaR OF HER AGE 



the BODY O F 
MaRTHA i«^ y« WIFE 


22, I 



t h e 













KInScon WHO 

1 781 AGED 3 MOnth« 

In Memory of 

Abigail Day Mitchely 

daughter of M*' Jofeph 

b* M"-' Rebecca Miichel, 

who died Dec, 2j^^ i794-i 

^tat 2. 

Benjamin Mitchel 
son of Capt. Day &* 
M^^ Susanna Mitchel^ 
died Dec. 

^taU 5. 

13*^ 1794 

M" D O r O T H Y 
KInScon WHO 
DIED lUnE Y« 3 
1780 AGED 3 YEA' 
6 MOnthS 12DS 

Memento mori 

In Memory of 

'W^ Rebecca Mitchell, 

Contort of 

M"" Jofeph Mitchell 

who died Feb^ 

the 19*^ AD. 1792 

/Etat. 26 

26** 1771 IN 

Mrs. Susanna Mitchel, 

Confort of 
' Capt, Day Mitchel^ 
died June 3^ 1798, 
Mtat, 41. 
The eye which hath feen me, /hall fee me no more. 

William Mitchel, 
fon of Capt Day &* 
M^' Susanna Mitchel 
died June 23, 1796, 
aged 2 years. 


















jie«v«^*^ % 

3^ 1781 IN 

THE 2 1 YEar 

Herg lie 

Interred the Remains 

of M^* Phebe Mulliken, 

Relict of 

M"^ Jofeph Mulliken, 

who departed this life, 

October the 13*^ ^D. 1790, 

/Etat. 82. 


FEBRy y^ii^ 1774 
IN THE 85^ 


In Memory of 
two Children of M'' W' 
&> M^^ Mehitabel Palmer 



died Noiy y^ 

icjth 1783 

aged g months 


died July ye 

dth 1 7^3 a^ed 

2 years dr' 6 ms. 


Samuel Palmer 



i8*^ 1758 IN 

Y* 73 YEAR 

LIFE JULY 3 1758 


ye 30th YEAR 

William Palmer 
died Jan. j^^ ^T97i 
yEtat. 2. 

Mofes Palmer 

died June 2^ 1800, 

^tat. 3. 

Children of Mr. William & Mrs. Mehitabel Palmer. 


1762 IN THE 77 

In Memory of 

M^ Abraham Parker, 

who departed this life, 

December 2^ 1795, 

Mtat. 76. 



In Memory of 

M^^ Anna Parker, 

Confort of 

M^ Willia m Pa rker JwnT ^ 

who died., Dec^ 19*^^ 1796, 

Mtat, 22. 

As from the earth atjirft I came^ 
Now to earth I turn a^ain 
Nature has called for its due; 
Ended frail life., my days were few, 
Paufe young and old as you pafs by., 
And o'er this urn do c aft your eye. 
Remembering that your days in time 
Kindly arejix^d by power divine., 
Even as God made us of clay, 
Renounce the world his call obey. 

Jn Memory of 

Benjamin fon of 

J/»- Mofes (Sr- J/^» 

Sarah Parker 

OB OcLy^ 6 1793 

^tat 9 months. 

This tender flower of heavenly hue 
Mid thorns of fin &" forrow blew., 
But kindly plucked, to heaven tis borne 
And in an angels bofom worn. 

Memento mori 

Sacred to 

the Memory of 

M'^^ Ednah Parker, 

Confort of 

Lieu^ Re tier Hathorn Parker^ 

who Died, November, the 

26'^ AV>. 1788, in the 44*^ 

year of her Age, 

Prudent., modeft, frugal dr* kind, 
A Wife., A Mother., and real friend: 
In life and Death to God refign'd; 
True teft of A Heaven-born-mind, 

LIFE MAY 23 1753 IN THE 



lUN^ DIED DEe 18 1744 



THE 24 


In Memory of Mifs 
Hannah Parker 

Daughter of Mx 
Broads treet ^ M'^^ 
Rebecca Parker, who 
Died Septem^ >® y^^^ 
1783 aged 25. 

Death is a debt to nature due 
As I have paid it fo muft you. 

In Memory of 

John Eaton Parker, fon of 

M^ Mofes 6f M^<^ Sarah Parker, 

who died June, 30** 1796, 


Bright lovely inoffenfive youth. 

That feared his God and lov*d the truth 

A lovely rofe all in the bloom 

The fweeteft flower may died at noon 

may we live so as to have 
A prescious Jriend beyond the grave 
For when God calls we allmuft go 
To meet our judge a friend or foe. 


1777 AND IN 



THE 18^ 1 781 In 




j^etrt^'' ^q^ 

Here lie 


the Remains of 

Lieu^ Nathaniel Parker 

who Departed this Life 

January, the 5^* 

AX^ 1789, in the 

72*^ year 

of his Age. 

Lieu* Retier H. Parker, 

departed this life 

Feb. 2^ 1799 

^tat. 52. 

ye whofe cheek the tear of pity ftains^ 
Draw near with pious reverence <5r' attend. 
Here lies the loving hujband's dear remains 
The tender father^ dr* the generous friend. 

O loving hufband^ tender parent dear ^ 
How great our grief too much for us to bear^ 
Can we fuftam the lofs offuch a friend 
Without a hope that we fhall meet again. 

Friends here behold the fate of Adams race^ 
Ruin' d in him <5r» dootn'' d to fleep in duft; 
Yet made alive by Chrift^ we fhall appear 
Before God^s throne in endlefs friendship there. 

This Stone 


the Memory of 

M"^^ Rebecca Parker, 

Confort of 

il/** Broadftreet Parker^ 

who Departed this Life, May^ 

the 6*^ AYy 1790 ^tat. 60. 

Sweet Soul, we leave the to thy Reft: 
T^ enjoy thy Jefus and thy God; 
Till we from bonds of clay Releaft^ 
Spring out^ and climb the fhining Road. 

While the dear duft, she leaves behind.^ 
Sleeps in thy bosom facred tomb; 
Soft be her bed her flumber kind. 
And all her dreams of joy to come. 

Thomas Parker, 
fon of M^ Mofes &> 

J/'*« Sarah Parker 

died Nov. 16^^^ i799> 

^tat. 10. 

Here lies a fweet and blooming youth, 
Embleyn of innocence &f truth 
We trust he is with angels bleft. 
And in his Savours bofom refts. 



28 1753 IN THE 


xb .... IN 







the BODY OF 
M a R t H a the WIFe 



MAY Y« 4*^ 


IN the 

5 6 







THE 2 7*^ 

6 6** 







In Memory of 
Mr" Miriam 
Platts who 

died August 
the 19^ 1776 
and in the 
^ year 

her Age. 
















the BODY OF Mr 
SaRaH ROLF the 
WIFe of Mr EZRa 
FEBRUARY Y« 23 1728 
IN Y« 40 FORSt YEaR 

In Memory of 
Mr« Sarah 

P atts Who 
Died August 





her Age 

the BODY OF 


DaUGHtER OF lOnatHa^ 

Y« 4, 


& In 



In Memory of 
M^^ Betsey Rogers, 
Confori of 
M'^ Joel Rogers, 
who died January, 
the itth ^D 1790, 
in the 20*^ year 
of her Age. 

Mr Eliphalet Rollins 


November S*'^ 1799 

^tat. 74. 

Sacred to 

the Memory of 

M^'^ Hannah Rolings, 

the wife of 
M^ Eliphalet Rolings, 

who Died August, 
the \t^^ AD. 1787. 
in the 53** year 
of her Age. 



29*^ 1753 IN THE 

William M. Rollins, 

died April, 26^ i797> 

Mtat. 19. 



Sacred to the Memory of 

M'^^ MoLLEY Russell, Confort 

of M^ Peter Russell ; 

who quitted this Stage of mortality, 
and pafsed into the world of Spirits, 
Octo 1 2th 1783. in ye 41^1 Year of his Age 
fupported by lively Hopes of entring 
into the Joys of the Lord. 

My flefh fhall flumber in the ground^ 
Till the laft trumpet's joyful found^ 
Then burjt the grave withfweet furprizCy 
And in my Sauiour's hnage rije. 

Ceafe then, my friends, to mourn, bid earth adieu, 
Loofen from hence the grafp of fond defire, 
Weigh anchor, and fome happier clime explore. 

Sacred to 
the Memory of 
Thomas Rujfell fon 
of Peter Ruffell Efq'' 
6- M''^ Molly Ruffell, 
who Died Auguft, 
the 12** ^D. 1787, 
in the 14*'^ Year 
of his Age 



LIFE NOU» 14 1 761 

^ti^ 1756 IN Y« 




In Memory of 
Anna Savory Daugh^ 
of M'^ William c^" 
M *"* Mary Savory 
who Died Novemb'^ 
the 7''^ 1783 Aged 
16 months 6^ 15 days 

AnD In THE 3i«t 

In Me m o r y of 

B e th i a h Savory 

daughter of Cap^ Thomas 

b* Mr» Molly Savory 

who died Ocf 

AD. 1790 

3 years 6r* 7 

Tender f of test infant mild 
Perfect^ fweeteft lovelieft child 
Tranfient lufture^ beautious clay. 
Cut of by death in early day. 


In Memory of 
Mr" Mar*y thte 
widow of M"^ 
Thomas Sauory 
who died Nov'^ 
the 10*^ 1785 in 
the 82° year 
of her age 

763 IN 




2 4 







Memento mori 

Sacred to the Memory of 

Mifs Sally Savory, 

daughter of M^, William 

&* MT^ Mary Savory who 

died Octr y^ S*^ AD. 1790, JEtat. 20. 

Ifu/h my dear friends, not all your deepdrawnfighs^ 
Or tender groans can fnatch me from the fkies, 
High heav'n decrees, let not vain man reply 
Or dare to dictate when his jriend shall die. 
Impartial fuftice fnapt the vital thread 
In my behalf^ and gave m,e to the dead. 


fon of M^ Daniel <2r* 

M^^ Sarah SHckney, 

died July 21^ 1790, 

aged 7 days. 

fon of M^ Daniel 
&* M^^ Sarah Siickney, 
died Jan. ^* 2^ 1 795 , 
aged 1 7 months. 



OF M^ 


LIFE MARCH 15*^ 1 753 
IN THE 52^"^ YEAR 




the BODY OF 
the WIFE OF 
1737 IN Y® 




In Memory of two 

fons of M^ William 

<5r* M'^^ Mary Savofy 

Died July 
the lyth AD 

17 months 
6^ 2 days 

the younger 
Died april 
the J2th AT> 
7777 aged 

ig days 

In Memory of 

Ignatius Stevens who died 

Jan. 5** 1795 Mtat. 4. 

Ah death I couldst thou not fpare his youthful 
But fummon* d him. fo early to the tomb, 

Alfo In Memory of 
Jonathan Stevens Jun^ who 
died at Aux Cayes, May, 24^^ i795- 
JEtat, 17. 

In foreign climes alas! refigns his breath. 

His friends far from him in the hour of Death, 

Sons of Mr Jonathan & Mrs Mary Stevens. 


fon of M^ Daniel &* 

M^^ Sarah Stickney, 

died Jan. y^ lo*'^ ^795 j 

aged 3 years 6^ 4 months. 

the BODY OF 


the WIFe OF 

2nd J 727 & In Y« 44 

In Memory of 
Mehetahel daughter of 
Cap* Thomas <Sr» M^'^ 
Sarah Stickney who 
died Jan. 22'^ i795f 
/Etat. 14. 




In Memory of M' 

Samuel Stickney 

who Departed this 

Life December the 

29*^ ^D 1783 in 

The ^2^ year 

of his Age. 











Stickney who died 


the 28^ 



the 63d 







27*^ 1769 

IN THE 76^ 

JUNE Y» 28*^ 1768 
IN Y« 68**^ YEAR 

Memento mori 

Sacred to the 

Memory of 

Mifs Bettey Tenney, 

{daughter of Deacon Thomas 

&* M^' Hannah Tenney) who 

diedSepf^ f 9*^^ ^D. 1789, 

JEtat, 34. 

Behold and fee you that pafs by 
As you are now fo once was I 
As I am now fo you muft be 
Prepare for death and follow me. 

DIED SEP* 13 1736 
In Y« z^^ YEAR 

In Memory of Deacon 
Phillip Tenney Who 
Departed this Life 



the 7 7*** 


December the 
1783 and 



the DAFtER OF 
lOnatHan anD 

the 22 1736 
& In y« 8 YEaR 


7 1 7 5 T IN THE 

DIED OCT"^ 29 
1745 IN THE 



Dea"^ Jonathan Tenny 
departed this life, 
Feb. 24, 1786 
Mt, 82. 



1736 Iny® 6 



the Body OF MR^ 
the WIFE OF M« 
lONAtHan TEnnEY 
DIED APR * 1739 


SEpT Y« 8*^ 1773 
AGED Y« i2*^M0NT^ 

Mifs Sally Tenney, 

daughter of Deacon Thomas 

<5r» M^^ Hannah Tenney^ 

died Feb. 3^ 1797. 

Mtat. 31. 

A lecture., filent^ but oj fovereign power ^ 
To vice, confusion, and to virtue peace. 
Virtue alone has majefty in death. 

lEAnE T E nn E Y 
DIED SEP* Y« 15 
1736 AGED IN 
Y« 1 1 MOnTH 

* Broken. 


l^^ 1747^ IN THE 8 1 ST 

the BODY OF 

SaRaH TEnne 

the WIFE OF 

DanlEL TEnne 

St Y« 




Deacon Thomas Tenney, 

departed this lifey 

July, 2^ 1798, 

.tEtat. 67. 

Some hearty friend f hall drop his tear 

On our dry bones, and fay. 
Theft once were ftrong, as mine appear ^ 

And mine m.uft be as they. 

Thus fhall our mouldering members teach 
What now our fenfes learn^ — 

For duft and afhes loudeft preach 
Manx's infinite concern. 

WHO D E P a r T E D 

THIS LIFE January 




I n THE 70^ 











N G 



D EC« 

I 0*^ 

1748 IN 







M" Martha Wallmgford, 

ReUct of 
M^ James Wallingfordf 
Died, Feb. 6^^ 1799, 
^tat. 82. 



Memento mori 
In Memory of 
M^^ Alice Wood, 

Confori of 
M"" Thomas Wood, 
who died Feb, Y^ 23^ i795; 
/Efat. 47. 

THE 26^ 1779 
In THE 89^ YEaR 


'^ 1781 In 



THE 64^ 

M*" Moses Wood, 
departed this life 
March, 5*^ i799> 
/Etat, 82. 

Memento mori 

Sacred to the Memory of 

j/r« Ruth Wood, 

Confort of M^ Samuel 

Wood, who died May the 

15'^^ AD. 1790, Mtat. 80. 

Hear what the voice from heaven prodai 

For all the piotis dead^ tns 

Sweet is the favour of their names, 

Andfoft their fleeping hed 
They die in Jefus and are blefs^d^ 

How kind their f lumbers are! 
From fufferings and from fins releaf*d, 

And free'' d from evWy fnare. 
Far from this world of toil and ftrife, 

They'^re prefent with the Lord; 
The labours of their mortal life 

End in a large reward. 

Memento mori 
In Memory of 

Af Samuel Wood 

who departed this life 

Oct. y' 2^^ AY> I 792. 

jEtat. 71. 














2 8 

1759 IN 

ye 33rd 



The will of William Witter was proved 
in June, 1661. The following is a copy 
of the original instrument on file in the 
office of the clerk of courts at Salem, vol- 
ume VI, leaf 142. 

1659 52 
The last will and testament of william 

witter being in perfit memory and first I 

commit my foule to god who gaue it and 

my body to the earth from whenc it was 

taken. I giue to my wife Annis halfe my 

lands, houfing and chattels : but in cafe 

fhe chang her name, I bequeath to her 

but the thirds : and to my fonn Jofia I giue 

the other halfe of my lands, houfing, and 

chattels : but in cafe my wife mary, then I 

beqeath a duble portion to my fonn Jofia 

and his mother my wife fhall haue but the 

thirds, as aforelaid, prouided that my fonn 

fhall not fell this his inheritanc, but in case 

hee die w'^ out isfeu : then I will that this 

inheritanc fhall bee inftated upon Robert 

Burdin and my dafter Hanna, for there 

pofteritis I will my dafter Hanna Burdin 

fhall have a ew, and lamb this time twelfe 

mounts and I will that my wife Annis bee 

my fole executor in witnes here of I haue 

caufed my hand to bee fet. 

Robert Driver william witter 

william Harker 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. i2 2. 




It stands in idle silence by the way, 

The bare old house, neglected, gaunt and gray, 

Low settled in the turf, yet reaching high 

A sagging roof-line, bold against the sky. 
Through its uncurtained windows, dim and small, 
Moonlight and sunlight, both unheeded fall; 

Bleared, sightless eyes, whence life has fled 
away ; 

No hearth fire's gleam, no cheering candle ray 
Looks forth at night. The doors are barred and 

The scuttUng rats retreat will answering come 

To all who knock, welcome is there no more; 

The fallen plaster on the slanting floor, 
The unsafe stairs and beams, the steps restrain 
When peering eyes invade the still domain. 

Yet how confidingly wild roses press 

Against the window their pale loveliness ! 

SALEM IN J700. NO. 22. 


The map on page 23 represents that 
part of Salem which is bounded by Essex 
and English streets, the harbor and a 
line about midway between Carlton and 
Turner streets. It is based on actual sur- 
veys and title deeds, and is drawn on a 
scale of two hundred feet to an inch. It 
shows the location of all houses that were 
standing there in 1700. 

Essex street was called ye street or 
highway in 1668 ; ye lane or street, 1670 ; 
ye towne street, 1701 ; the main street, 
171 1 ; and Essex street, 1797. 

English street, which was originally 
called English's lane, was laid out by 
Philip English over land of himself and 
the owners of the lots shown on the map 
as bounding on the street about 1697, as 
far as the present Derby street, the di- 
viding line of the lots having been midway 
of the street. That part lying southerly 
of Derby street was laid out by agreement 
of the adjoining owners, George Crownin- 
shield and Retire Becket, April 13, 1802.* 

Becket street is partly modern. The 
ancient highway shown on the map as 
running near the water existed from the 
first settlement of the town by Endecott. 
That part of Becket court that runs paral- 

•Esscx Registry of Deeds, book 1 70, leaf 1 79. 

lei with the water to the foot of English 
street is the only portion of it that survives. 
A lane from this highway to the site of the 
early Becket house was laid out by John 
Becket and Edmond Bridges before 1681 ; 
and the same way is still in use. When 
John Becket conveyed the Samuel Phippen 
lot, Sept. 15, 1675, he described it as 
being bounded easterly by " the highway 
that shall be backward through the whole 
breadth " of the grantor's homestead.* 
July 2, 1675, Mr. Becket called it "a 
particular highway of ye said Becket."* 
When Philip Cromwell purchased the lots 
of the Estate of Edmond Bridges and 
Abraham Purchase, he bought of Mr. Beck- 
et a right of way from the front side of the 
old Becket house to Essex street in the 
same place in which it is now located. 
The deed is dated Feb. i, 1676, and de- 
scribes the passage as " a cartway from 
the comon town street in Salem begining 
its entrance from ye house and ground of 
Michaell Combes on y® westerne side, & 
Thomas Sollas, his house & ground on ye 
easterne side to run through the land of 
ye said Beckett, home to the land which 
was formerly the land of Goodman Har- 
wood & since the land of Jeremiah Boote- 
man, but now in ye possession of ye said 
Cromwell."t Mr. Cromwell conveyed the 
Estate of Edmond Bridges and Abraham 
Purchase lots to Edmond Bridges Sept. 
21, 1680, and the next day he conveyed 
to him this grant of a right of way.f 
In Mr. Becket's will, in 1683, he provides 
that the lane shall be left as " a conven- 
ient highway" " for the use of my children 
to go to the high street." That part of 
the street from Essex street to Becket 
court was called the lane or highway in 
1681 ; the lane or highway that leads into 
ye main street, 1687; ye lane that runs 
down by William Becket, sr.'s, 17 16; a 
byeway goeing down to Beckets, 1721 ; 
Becket's lane, 1726; and a lane leading 
from ye main street to Mr. John Beck- 
ett's, 1734. In 1795, the street was ex- 
tended to Derby street, and named Crom- 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 136. 
tEsscx Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 29. 



well Street. It was first called Becket 
street in 1799, and has ever since been so 
called. Becket court, or avenue, as it is 
now called, has been a highway since 1 680. 

Carlton street was laid out through land 
formerly of Samuel Carlton in or before 
1 80 1, when it was called the new highway, 
and also the same year Carlton street, 
which name has ever since distinguished 
it. The brace marked " b" on the map 
shows where it begins. 

Derby street was laid out in or before 
1768. The braces marked "a" show 
where it runs. It was called a new town 
way in 1768 ; a way leading from the Long 
wharf to the rope walk, 1770; the new 
lane, 1781 ; Fore street, 1787 ; and Derby 
street, 1799. 

White street was laid out in 1770 by 
John Turner, esq. It was called in 1770 
land of John Turner, esq., left open for a 
way j and in 1 7 7 1 a way opened by John 
Turner, esq. The city laid it out as a 
public way and named it White street July 
8, 1872. 

Blaney street was laid out by Joseph Bla- 
ney, esq., and accepted as a public way by 
the town March 11, 1799. 

The ancient way by the water was in 
use until Derby street was laid out about 
1768, and some portions were used a few 
years later, that portion now a part of 
Becket court being still in use. The an- 
cient way was called the highway against 
the South harbor in 1664 ; and the way 
by the South river or harbor in 1770. 

The South river or harbor was called ye 
harbor in 1659 ; ^^^ South harbor, 1664 ; 
Salem harbor, 1669 ; ye sea, 1676 ; ye sea 
or harbor, 1679 ; the river, 1682 ; ye har- 
bor or salt water, 1697; the salt water, 
1706; and South river, 1741. 

The lots of John Swasey, Joseph Swasey, 
William and Abigail Masury and Thomas 
and Mary Mascoll, as shown on the map, 
comprised the original lot of Joseph Swa- 

Samuel Archard of Salem, carpenter, 
conveyed to John Becket of Salem, ship- 
wright, for sixteen pounds, a house and 
three acres of land behind it, lying between 

land of Edward Harnett and Ric : Lambert, 
April 9, 1655.* This lot included the 
lots of Mary Webb, Sarah Bartoll, John 
Becket, Samuel Phippen, John and Mary 
Marston, Jacob Fowle, Daniel Webb and 
Estate of Job Hilliard , as shown on the 
map. The dwelling house stood on the 
Mary Webb lot on the street, where its 
site is marked on the map. This land 
was a field, called, in 167 1, " Job's field."t 
In the sketches that follow, after 1 700, 
titles and deeds referred to pertain to the 
houses and land adjoining and not always 
to the whole lot, the design being, after 
that date, to give the history of the houses 
then standing principally. 

yohn Swasey House. Joseph Swasey of 
Salem, seaman, owned this lot and the 
lots of Joseph Swasey adjoining, of Abigail 
Masury, and of Thomas Mascoll, as early 
as 1658. Upon this lot he built a dwelling 
house before 1661. He conveyed the 
house and lot to his son John Swasey of 
Salem, mariner, April 2, 1689.I John 
Swasey died in 17 — ; and the house was 
gone before 1763, when his heirs disposed 
of the land. 

Joseph Swasey Lot. This lot belonged 
to Joseph Swasey as early as 1658. He 
died in or before 1709, and his adminis- 
trator, for fifteen pounds, conveyed the 
lot to Joshua Tyler of Salem, mariner, 
May 10, I7i7.§ 

William and Abigail Masury Lot. This 
lot was owned by Joseph S»vasey as early as 
1658, and he conveyed it, in consideration 
of love, to his daughter Abigail Masury 
and her husband William Masury and to 
the heirs of the body of Abigail April 21, 
1 688. II Mr. Masury died before 17 17, 
and she continued to own the lot in 1734. 
Thomas and Mary Mascoll House. This 
lot was owned by Joseph Swasey as early 
as 1658, and he conveyed it, in considera- 
tion of love, to his daughter Mary Mascoll 
and her husband Thomas Mascoll of Salem, 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 26. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 114. 
IJlEssex Registry of Deeds, book 24, leaf 244. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 32, leaf 137. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 16, leaf 7. 

Ye Harbor 

PART OF SALEM IN 1700. NO. 22. 



mariner, April 20, 1688.* Mr. MascoU 
built a house on the lot, and they resided 
there until their deaths, which occured 
before March 10, 172 1-2, when adminis- 
tration was granted upon his estate. Their 
house and land were appraised at one hun- 
dred pounds. The sons, John and Joseph 
Mascoll, both of Salem, the first being a 
mariner, and the second a shipwright, di- 
vided the house and lot between them by 
deeds, Sept. 16, 1729,! though an agree- 
ment to the same effect had been made 
Sept. 8, 1 7 25. J John had the easterly 
end of the house, and Joseph the westerly 

John Mascoll, for thirty- three pounds, 
six shillings and eight pence, conveyed 
his part of the house and land to Samuel 
Webb of Salem, mariner, Dec. 6, i7S4.§ 
Mr. Webb, for forty-six pounds, thirteen 
shillings and four pence, conveyed his 
part of the house and lot to William Cris- 
pin of Salem, mariner, Jan. 29, 1765.II 
Mr. Crispin, for a similar consideration, 
conveyed the same estate to David Hil- 
liard of Salem, rope maker, Aug. 6, 17 65. IT 
Mr. Hilliard died possessed of the lot and 
the east end of the house and the barn 
before July 11, 1792, when administration 
was granted upon his estate. The half of 
the house and land that belonged to it 
were then appraised at twenty-one pounds, 
three shillings and four pence. His ad- 
ministratrix, for one hundred and eighty 
dollars, conveyed the same estate to John 
Becket of Salem, gentleman, June 5, 
1798 ;** and on the same day and for a 
similar consideration he conveyed it to 
widow Martha Rice of Salem (the admin- 
istratrix of the estate of Mr. Hilliard).** 

The westerly half of the house and the 
remainder of the lot were conveyed by 
Joseph Mascoll, for one hundred and for- 
ty-three pounds, to Zachariah Curtis of 

•Essex Registry of Deeds, book 18, leaf 9. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, John to Joseph, book 
55, leaf 41, and Joseph to John, book 52, leaf 87. 
{Essex Registry of Deeds, book 47, leaf 120. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book loi, leaf 90. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 116, leaf 62. 
IFEssex Registry of Deeds, bcx)k 150, leaf 167. 
**£ssex Registry of Deeds, book 164, leaf 80. 

Salem, cordwainer, Feb. 11, 1734.* Mr. 
Curtis died possessed of the lot and west- 
erly end of the house before Sept. 24, 
1763, when, for thirteen pounds, six shil- 
lings and eight pence, his daughter Abi- 
gail Curtis of Salem, spinster, conveyed 
two-fifths of the same to Clifford Crownin- 
shield of Salem, ropemaker,t Ebenezer 
Curtis of Salem, batter, son of the de- 
ceased, for twenty-six pounds, thirteen 
shillings and four pence, conveyed three- 
fifths of the same to Mr. Crowninshield 
March 30, 1 767.I Their widowed mother, 
Abigail Curtis of Salem, joined in each of 
these deeds. 

The house was probably taken down 
soon after 1798. 

Philip English Houses. This lot and 
the John Carter lot constituted the home- 
stead of William Goose, who was admit- 
ted to the church here in 1637, and who 
died "many years" before 1664, probably 
in or before 1656. In 1664, his widow 
was distracted and unable to provide for 
herself. The town of Salem having been 
at great expense for her for eight years, 
complained to the court, which appointed 
the selectmen administrators of Mr. 
Goose's estate June 28, 1664. This house 
(which had been built prior to 1661) and 
the land were then appraised at fifty 
pounds. The Goose house was the one 
located midway of the lot on what is now 
English street. The administrators of Mr. 
Goose's estate conveyed the house and 
eastern half of the entire lot of Mr. Goose 
to John Clifford of Salem, rope-maker, Feb. 
28, 1664-5 J§ a°d the western half of the 
lot to John Goose of Salem, mariner, on 
the same day. || Mr. Goose conveyed his 
half of the lot to Mr. Clifford July 23, 
1 666. II Mr. Clifford, who had removed 
to Lynn, conveyed the Goose house and 
lot to Jacob Allen of Salem, mariner, 
Sept. 30, 1693 ;1[ and Mr. Allen conveyed 
the same estate to Philip English of 

•Essex Registry of Deeds, book 68, leaf 114. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 112, leaf 167. 
{Essex Registry of Deeds, book 117, leaf 210. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 123. 
RE^sex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 126. 
TEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 12. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 2 2. 


Salem July 12, 1697.* The house and lot 
belonged to Mr. English in 1702, but he 
conveyed it away before 1735, when he 
died. The next owners that the writer 
has found for this lot are Joseph Hilliard 
of Salem, rope maker, and his wife Rachel. 
They conveyed the lot, the house being 
gone, to Clifford Crowninshield of Salem, 
mariner, June 22, i74i.t 

That part of this lot included within the 
dashes at the eastern corner of the lot, 
which was a part of the Goose lot, and 
conveyed to John Clifford in 1664-5, was 
conveyed by Mr. Clifford to George 
Hacker of Salem, fisherman, Sept. 5, 
1674. J Mr. Hacker built a house upon 
the lot ; and, for sixty pounds, conveyed 
the house and lot to Jacob Allen of Salem, 
cooper, Nov. 7, i677.§ Mr. Allen, for 
sixty pounds, conveyed the same estate 
to Philip English of Salem July 12, 
1697.* Mr. English owned the house 
and land in 1702; and apparently con- 
veyed it to his son Philip English of 
Salem, innholder, before 1735, when the 
father died. The house was gone before 
April 24, 1744, when, for ten pounds, 
Philip English, the son, conveyed the land 
to Clifford Crowninshield of Salem, 
mariner. 1| 

John Carter House, This lot was a 
part of the William Goose homestead. 
He probably died possessed of the lot 
about 1656. The selectmen of Salem 
were appointed administrators of his es- 
tate June 28, 1664; and they conveyed 
the northeastern part of the estate, which 
included this lot, to John Clifford of 
Salem, rope maker, Feb. 28, 16 64- 5. IF 
Mr. Clifford, for thirteen pounds and ten 
shillings, conveyed this lot to John Elwell 
of Salem, fisherman, Nov. 12, 1670.** Mr. 
Elwell built a house upon the lot ; and, for 
sixty-eight pounds, conveyed the house and 
lot to William Pinson of Salem, fisherman, 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 1 2, leaf i . 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 80, leaf 262. 
J Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 128. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 18. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 85, leaf 113. 
ITEssex Registry of Deeds, book 2, leaf 123. 
**Essex Registry of Deeds, book 7, leaf 122. 

March 14, 1677-8.* Mr. Pinson (or, 
Pinsent) became a husbandman, and, for 
fifty pounds, conveyed the house and lot 
to John Carter of Salem, mariner or fish- 
erman, Nov. 27, i686.t Mr. Carter died 
possessed of the house and land just be- 
fore June 26, 17 1 2, when administration 
was granted upon his estate. The house 
and lot were then appraised at fifty 
pounds. Mr. Carter's children, Mary 
Gavett, and her husband John Gavett ot 
Salem, mariner, Martha Clemmons and 
her husband Benjamin Clemmons of Sa- 
lem, Lydia Crow and her husband Aaron 
Crow of Salem, and John Carter of Bos- 
ton, cordwainer, for thirty pounds, con- 
veyed the house and lot to Gilbert Tapley 
of Salem mariner, Jan. 20, 1726.I Mr. 
Tapley died possessed of the house and 
lot before June 13, 1757, when adminis- 
tration upon his estate was granted. The 
house and land with an outhouse were 
then appraised at thirty pounds. Mr. 
Tapley's heirs were his daughters, Eliza- 
beth Cox and Mary Henfield, and his de- 
ceased son William Tapley's son William. 
How long the house stood after 1757 is 
not known, but was probably gone soon 

John Smith House. This house and 
lot were owned by John Smith before 
1661 ; and it was in the possession of 
**widow Smith'* in 1664 and 1693. John 
Smith owned it in 1697 and 1702, and 
died possessed of the estate about 1750. 
The house was gone before Aug. 28, 
1756, when his children, Samuel Smith of 
Salem, fisherman, widow Mary Trask and 
widow Elizabeth Remnant, both of New- 
bury, for eight pounds, conveyed the lot 
to Clifford Crowninshield of Salem, rope- 
maker, Aug. 28, i756.§ 

William Becket House, This house 
and lot were owned by John Becket as 
early as 167 1. He died Nov. 26, 1683, 
at the age of fifty-seven, having devised 
the house and lot to his wife Margaret for 

•Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 95. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 12, leaf 37. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 48, leaf 213. 
{Essex Registry of Deeds, book 104, leaf 25. 



her life, and then to his son William 
Becket. William Becket lived here and 
died possessed of the house and lot Nov. 
lo, 1723, aged fifty-four. His estate was 
divided among his children in 1732. 
The eastern lower room of the dwelling 
house, the inner cellar, and the western 
half of the flats, wharf and building yard 
were assigned to the widow as her dower, 
and the remainder of the house, barn and 
land were assigned to his son Retire 
Becket. In 1735, the dower portion was 
assigned to the deceased's son John Beck- 
et, his mother having died, probably. 
Mr. Becket evidently purchased the inter- 
est of the heirs of Retire Becket, who had 
died in 1734. John Becket died pos- 
sessed of the house and lot in 1763, hav- 
ing devised the estate to his wife Susannah 
Becket. She survived him, and, March 
15, 1769, conveyed the western half of the 
house and that part of the lot and an un- 
divided half of the eastern half of the 
house and lot to her son John Becket of 
Salem, shipwright."* Mr. Becket became 
possessed of the remaining fourth part of 
the house and lot, and probably conveyed 
the house and land around it to his son 
Capt. John Becket of Salem, boat builder, 
in 1 7 7-. Mr. Becket died in 1 804 , hav- 
ing in his will, devised the estate to his 
wife Sarah during the minority of his 
children, and the easterly end of the 
house for her life. He also provided 
that his son John Becket should have the 
house and lot after the interest of his 
mother ceased, at its value ; and in case 
he refused it, the latter's brother David 
should have the same privilege. John 
Becket took the house and lot. He died 
in 1 81 6; and his heirs conveyed the 
house and land around it to Stephen 
Gauss of Salem, cooper, by five deeds, as 
follows : From John I. Beckett, carpen- 
ter, Rebecca C. Beckett and Priscilla T. 
Beckett, singlewomen, all of Boston, and 
widow Mary Elizabeth Brown of Andover, 
Y2i> Nov. I, 1853;! from Samuel Cook, 
master-mariner, and Elizabeth Becket of 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 126, leaf 98. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 487, leaf 160. 

Boston, Yzj Nov. i, 1853;* from William 
T. Beckett of New York city, 7^, Feb. 
21, 1854 ;t ^rom Edward Sampson of 
Salem, na^ster-mariner, and wife Ellen 
M., mother and only heir of Miss 
Ellen Beckett, deceased, by her former 
husband David Beckett, deceased, ^/gi, 
Sept. 7, 1854;! and from Joseph Beckett 
of Boston, mariner, ^/jj, Nov. 9, i854.§ 
Mr. Gauss died April 15, 1891 ; and his 
children, John D. H. Gauss, Mary P., 
wife of William F. Powars, Martha K. 
Gauss, all of Salem, and Harry C. Gauss 
of Oil City, Pa., conveyed the house and 
land around it to James Roche of Salem 
May 26, 1 89 1. II Mr. Roche conveyed 
the estate to Louis Dembosky of Salem 
Aug. 22, 1902 ;1[ and on the same day 
Mr. Dembosky conveyed it to Wecinty 
Hajnoski of Salem.** A picture of this 
ancient house as it now appears is the 
frontispiece of this number of The Anti- 

Hannah Sterns Lot This lot was a 
part of the estate of John Becket as early 
as 167 1, and he died Nov. 26, 1683. 
His widow, Margaret Becket, subsequently 
married Philip Cromwell; and as widow 
and executrix of Mr. Becket, she conveyed 
this and the Joseph MascoU lot, in con- 
sideration of love, to her daughter Han- 
nah Sterns, wife of Isaac Sterns of Salem, 
March 26, The title remained in 
her and her children until 1721. Mr. 
Sterns died in 1692. 

Joseph Lord Lot. This lot was a por- 
tion of the estate of John Becket as early 
as 167 1, and he died Nov. 26, 1683. 
His widow Margaret subsequently mar- 
ried Philip Cromwell, and as widow and 
executrix of Mr. Becket she conveyed 
this and the Hannah Sterns lot, in consid- 
eration of love, to her daughter Hannah 
Sterns, wife of Isaac Sterns of Salem, 

* Essex 



§ Essex 

II Essex 

IT Essex 

** Essex 

t tEssex 

Registry of Deeds, book 487, leaf 191. 
Registry of Deeds, book 490, leaf 1 15. 
Registry of Deeds, book 503, leaf 130. 
Registry of Deeds, book 503, leaf 72, 
Registry of Deeds, book 1312, page 395. 
Registry of Deeds, book 1682, page 453. 
Registry of Deeds, book 1682, page 454. 
Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 42. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 2 2. 


glazier, March 26, 1687.* Mr. Sterns, in 
whose name the title stood, conveyed the 
lot to Joseph Lord of Salem, mariner, 
March 29, 1687 ;t and Mr. Lord, who 
had removed to Boston, for eleven pounds, 
conveyed it to Thomas MascoU of Salem, 
mariner. May 10, 1700.]: 

Maty Earthy Lot. Edward Harnet of 
Salem, tailor, and wife Eunice owned this 
land as early as 1655, the dwelling house 
and land constituting his homestead , and 
conveyed the estate to Thomas Solas of 
Salem July 20, i658.§ The considera- 
tion of thirteen pounds was payable in 
English goods at Mr. William Brown's 
shop. Mr. Solas (also, Salloes and Sal- 
lowes) died in 1663, possessed of the es- 
tate. The house and lot were then ap- 
praised at sixty pounds. In the house 
were mentioned a parlor and hall. The 
estate descended to the only surviving 
child, Mary, wife of John Earthy of 
Salem, mariner ; and the house was prob- 
ably gone before 1700. Mrs. Earthy, 
(also, Arthey) died before Aug. 4 , 1 7 n , 
when her only surviving children, Mary 
Earthy and Anne Earthy, singlewomen, 
for forty-five pounds, conveyed the lot to 
Benjamin Gerrish of Salem, merchant. || 

Jacob Fowle House. Samuel Archard 
of Salem, carpenter, for sixteen pounds, 
conveyed to John Becket of Salem , ship- 
wright the dwelling house and three 
acres of land behind it April 9, 1655.^ 
Jeremiah Bootman of Salem, fisherman, 
owned this house and lot Aug. 13, 1668, 
when, for fifty-five pounds, he conveyed 
the same, " being the dwelling house 
wherein I now live/' to Michael Coombes 
of Salem.** Mr. Coombes owned it as late 
as 1 68 1 ; but no conveyance from him has 
been found. Jacob Fowle of Marblehead, 
sail-maker, owned the house and lot 
March n, 1701, when, for thirty-five 
pounds, he conveyed the estate to John 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 8, leaf 42. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 273. 
4:Essex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 278. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book i, leaf 38. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 23, leaf 190. 
^Essex Registry of Deeds, book i , leaf 26. 
**Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 72. 

Carter of Salem, shoreman.* Mr. Carter 
became a mariner, and died in 17 12, pos- 
sessed of the house and lot, which were 
appraised in the inventory of his estate at 
eighty pounds. Sarah Carter, his widow 
and administrator, for one hundred and 
fifteen pounds, conveyed the house, lean- 
to, and land, where she then dwelt, to 
Daniel Bray of Salem, mariner, July 14, 
1713.1 Mr. Bray died possessed of the 
estate Dec. — , 1717. In his will, he de- 
vised the estate to his wife, Hannah Bray, 
for the period of her widowhood, and 
then to his children. William Mansfield 
of Salem, fisherman, and wife Hannah, 
daughter of the deceased, for thirteen 
pounds, six shillings and eight pence, con- 
veyed her fourth interest in the house and 
land, the widow having deceased probably, 
to her three sisters, Eunice Stevens and 
Elizabeth IngersoU, widows, and Priscilla 
Bray, spinster, all of Salem, Jan. 8, 17574 
The three sisters made partition of the 
house and land around it May 17, 1768, 
the northerly half of the house and land 
next the street being assigned to Eunice 
Stevens and the southerly end to Eliza- 
beth Ingersoll.§ The house stood end to 
the street, and the front door was on the 
western side in the middle. Mrs. Stevens 
removed to Windham, Me., and died be- 
fore July 14, 1803, when her executor, 
for five hundred and ten dollars, conveyed 
her half of the house and land around it 
to Solomon Lufkin of Salem, housewright. || 
Mr. Lufkin, for a similar consideration, 
conveyed the same estate to Thomas 
Barker of Windham, Me., yeoman, Sept. 
24, 1803.1" Mr. Barker died before Aug. 
8, 1 81 5, when his daughter Polly, wife of 

Robert Wier (formerly widow of 

Smith) of Windham, Me., yeoman, con- 
veyed her interest in the estate to Tyng 
Smith of Windham, Me,, yeoman.lF An- 
other daughter of Mr. Barker, widow Eu- 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, 
i Essex Registry of Deeds, 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, 
il Essex Registry of Deeds, 

book 14, leaf 103. 
book 26, leaf 181. 
book 123, leaf 149. 
book 125, leaf 65. 
book 177, leaf 68. 
book 213, leaf 29. 



nice Gallison of Windham, Me., and Tyng 
Smith, then of Minot, Me., clothier, con- 
veyed this part of the house and land 
around it to widow Mary Wright of Salem 
April 14, 1817.* 

Mrs. Ingersoll died Aug. 5, 1768, pos- 
sessed of the southerly half of the house 
and land about it, having in her will devised 
her estate to her sons John and Samuel 
Ingersoll. John Ingersoll apparently died 
young soon after his mother, and Samuel 
Ingersoll, who was a mariner, and lived in 
Salem, covneyed this end of the house and 
land around it to Edmund Kimball of Sa- 
lem, mariner, Aug. 31, i782.t Mr. Kim- 
ball was drowned in the West Indies 
March 28, 1789, atthe age of thirty-seven. 
His son Edmund Kimball of Boston, mar- 
iner, conveyed his interest in this part of 
the house and land to his mother, Eunice 
Heaney of Boston (she having remar- 
ried after the death of Mr. Kimball), 
widow, Feb. 14, 1793.+ His son Oliver 
Kimball of Boston, mariner, conveyed his 
interest to his mother Jan. 17, i8o3.§ Jo- 
seph Olain of Boston, mariner, and his 
wife Abigail, daughter of the deceased 
Edmund Kimball, conveyed her interest 
in the estate to her mother Jan. 22, i8o3.§ 
Mrs. Heaney conveyed this half of the 
house and land around it to John Peirce, 
jr., of Salem, blacksmith. May 10, 1803.II 
Mr. Peirce conveyed the same estate to 
Mrs. Wright, who subsequently owned the 
northerly end of the house and land, May 
20, 1805.1 Mrs. Wright died in 1819, 
having devised her real estate to her sis- 
ter Sarah, wife of John Barr of Salem, mer- 
chant, and Betsey Allen of Salem, single- 
woman. The house was probably removed 
by these devisees immediately. 

Mary Webb Lot. This was a part of 
the lot of John Becket very early. A 
house stood on this lot in which the widow 
Hollingworth lived in 1661, 1668 and 

•Essex Registry of Deeds, book 214, leaf 19. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 137, leaf no. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 171, leaf 202. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 171, leaf 2or. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 172, leaf 167. 
TEssex Registry of Deeds, book 176, leaf no. 

1 67 1. Mr. Becket conveyed the lot to 
his daughter Mary Becket in 1675. She 
married Daniel Webb of Salem, mariner, 
in 1675, and owned the lot in 1700, when 
the house was gone. 

Daniel Webb House. That part of this 
lot lying between the dashes, of eighteen 
feet in width, belonged lo Richard Lam- 
bert in 1655, and to Job Hilliard in 1667. 
Mr. Hilliard, for twelve pounds (seven 
pounds for the land and five for the barn), 
conveyed the land and barn thereon to 
Thomas Maule of Salem, tailor, Aug. 7, 
1669.* That part of the lot west of the 
western dashes also belonged to Mr. Hil- 
liard, and he died possessed of it in 1670. 
Mary Hilliard, his widow and administra- 
trix, conveyed this strip of five feet in 
width to Mr. Maule Oct. 20, 1670.! On 
these two lots, together measuring 71x23 
feet, Mr. Maule built a dwelling house, 
and conveyed the house and land to Sam- 
uel Pickworth of Salem, carpenter, being 
"all y*his dwelling house newly built,'* 
Aug. 14, 1671.1 

That part of the lot lying east of the 
eastern dashes was six or seven feet in 
width, and was conveyed by Mr. Becket, 
who had owned it as a part of his large 
lot for many years, to Mr. Maule March 
3, 1672 ;§ and Mr. Maule conveyed it to 
Mr. Pickworth probably soon after. 

Mr. Pickworth, for forty-five pounds 
sterling, conveyed the house and land 
around it to John Turner of Salem, mari- 
ner, Aug. 30, 1673.11 Mr. Turner died 
in 1680, and Elizabeth Turner, his widow 
and administratrix, for fifty pounds, con- 
veyed the house and lot to Daniel Webb 
of Salem, mariner, Jan. i, 1682-3.^ Mr. 
and Mrs. Webb died before 1722; and 
the estate descended to their children, 
John, Perez, Mary, Daniel, Elizabeth and 
Margaret Webb. Perez Webb was of Sa- 
lem, ship carpenter and seaman, and for 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 71. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 124. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 22. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 99. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 23. 
ITEsscx Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 73. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 2 2. 


ten shillings, conveyed his interest in the 
estate to his brother Daniel Webb of Sa- 
lem, mariner, April 7, 1722.* Probably 
the daughters released their interest in this 
estate to their brother Daniel at about the 
same time. This estate continued in the 
Webb name, and the house probably stood 
until Carlton street was laid out. 

John and Mary Marsion Lot. This 
was a part of the land of John Becket of 
Salem, shipwright. For fifteen pounds, 
he conveyed this lot to John Robinson of 
Salem, tailor, July 2, 1675.! Mr. Robin- 
son, for seventeen pounds, conveyed it to 
Habakuck Turner of Salem, mariner, Aug. 
17, 1681. 1 Mr. Turner died in 1685, 
possessed of this lot, which was then ap- 
praised at the price he paid for it. His 
widow Mary married, secondly, Dea. John 
Marston of Salem, house carpenter, and 
to them Mr. Turnei's son Robert Tur- 
ner of Salem conveyed his interest in the 
premises Aug. 4, i693.§ Mr. and Mrs. 
Marston, for twenty-five pounds, conveyed 
the lot to Benjamin Phippen of Salem, 
fisherman, Jan. 22, 1717.II 

Samuel Phippen Lot. This was apart of 
the John Becket land, and he conveyed 
this lot, for twenty-five pounds and five 
shillings, to Samuel Phippen of Salem,block 
maker, Sept. 15, 1675,! and Mr. Phip- 
pen died in the winter of 171 7-8, pos- 
sessed of this lot. The lot was ap- 
praised in 1 7 18 at thirty-five pounds 
and in 1733 at fifty pounds. 

John Becket Lot. This lot was a part 
of the land of John Becket ; and he died 
in 1683, possessed of it. In his will he 
devised this lot to his son John Becket of 
Salem, shipwright, who, for fifty pounds, 
conveyed it to John Starnes of Salem, 
tailor, Aug. 2, 1716.I 

Sarah Bartoll Lot. This was a part of 
the John Becket lot, of which he died pos- 
sessed in 1683. In his will he devised 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 84, leaf 20. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 136. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 33, leaf 73. 
§Essex Registry of Deeds, book 10, leaf 169, 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 33, leaf 74. 
IFEssex Registry of Deeds, book 30, leaf 122. 

this lot to his daughter Sarah, wife of 
Robert Bartoll of Marblehead. She owned 
it until after 1700. 

Mary Webb Lot. This was a part of 
the lot of John Becket who died in 1683, 
having devised this portion to his daugh- 
ter Mary, wife of Daniel Webb of Salem. 
She owned it in 1700. 

Estate of Job Hilliatd House. This lot 
was probably a part of the land of Rich- 
ard Lambert in 1655. In 1667, it be- 
longed to Job Hilliard of Salem, mariner. 
He lived in Salem as early as 1653, and 
died in March, 1669-70, without a will. 
There was then a house upon the land, 
and the estate was appraised at seventy 
pounds. The house was almost worthless 
when Mr. Hilliard's surviving children, 
Job Hilliard of Charlestown, mariner, wid- 
ow Sarah Connaway of Boston, John 
Hooper of Marblehead, fisherman, and 
wife Abigail, for twenty-four pounds, con- 
veyed the lot and housing to Peter Hen- 
derson, sr., of Salem, mariner, May 9, 
1 701.* Mrs. Hilliard, the widow, mar- 
ried, secondly, William West, and prob- 
ably lived here until her death. The house 
disappeared soon after the purchase by 
Mr. Henderson. 

Samuel and Eunice Browne House. 
This lot belonged to Joseph Grafton of 
Salem, mariner, in 1664. It was prin- 
cipally salt marsh. A house was built upon 
it after t66i. Mr. Grafton, in considera- 
tion of love, conveyed the estate to his 
son Nathaniel Grafton of Salem, mariner, 
Sept. 23, 1667.1 Nathaniel Graf ton died 
at the Barbadoes Feb. 11, 1670; and his 
widow (?) Elizabeth married Thomas 
Skinner of Boston, baker, before May i, 
1679, when she and Mr. Skinner, for one 
hundred and forty pounds, conveyed the 
house and land to John Turner of Salem, 
merchant. J Mr. Turner died the next 
year, possessed of the house and lot, which 
were then appraised at one hundred and 
forty pounds. The estate passed to his 
son John Turner of Salem, who died in 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 14, leaf 127. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 22. 
JEssex Registry of Deeds, book 5, leaf 32. 



1692, when the house and lot were again 
inventoried at the same value. A deed 
is on record, in which Dr. William Hewes 
of Boston and wife Elizabeth, and Thomas 
Jackson of Boston, merchant, and wife 
Priscilla, the only surviving children of 
Nathaniel Grafton, for fifty pounds, re- 
lease the estate to John Turner of Salem, 
merchant, June 25, 1695.* In the divi- 
sion of the estate of Mr. Turner, made 
March 22, 1696-7, this house and land 
were assigned to Samuel Browne of Salem, 
merchant, for his wife Eunice, daughter 
of the deceased ; and on the same day the 
administrator of the estate, and grantee 
under deed last above mentioned, gave a 
deed of the same to Mr. and Mrs. Browne.* 
The house was standing in 1702, and 
probably some years later, it remaining in 
the Browne family as long as it stood. 

Samuel Browne Lot This was a part 
of the lot of Henry Harrod, who died in 
February, 1663-4, leaving a nuncupative 
will, in which he devised his land to his 
kinswoman Jane, wife of Richard Flinder 
of Salem, mariner. Mr. Flinder, for ten 
pounds, conveyed this lot of upland and 
marsh to Mr. Samuel Browne of Salem, 
merchant, April 8, 1697.! Mr. Flinder's 
son John Flinder released the land to Mr. 
Browne Nov. 2, 1698.I Mr. Browne 
owned it several years. 

Richard Flinder House. This lot was 
a part of the estate of Henry Harrod, 
who died in February, 1663-4, leaving a 
nuncupative will, in which he devised his 
real estate to his kinswoman,§ Jane, wife 
of Richard Flinder. Mr. and Mrs. Flin- 
der lived here. She probably died before 
1700; and he married, secondly, Mary 

, who survived him. In his will Mr. 

Flinder devised his estate to his wife 
Mary and his daughter Mary, the latter 
being young. He died in the autumn of 
1707. The inventory of his estate de- 
scribes the property as follows : " a dwel- 
ling house and fmall barn and about an 

♦Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 227. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 235. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 13, leaf 140. 
§She was probably his wife^s niece. 


acre and three quarters of and : part of it 
orchyard." The estate was then appraised 
at one hundred and thirty pounds. The 
house was built before 1 66 1 . Daniel Webb> 
mariner, and John Becket and William 
Becket, shipwrights, all of Salem, testified, 
Feb. 5, 1712-3, ** that being next or nigh 
neighbours vnto Richard Flinder late of 
Salem Deceafed that to their certaine 
knowledg y® aforesaid Richard fflinder in 
his life time & his wife and daughter Since 
his death haue peaceably enjoyed y® home- 
stead which he dyed pofseft off for vp- 
wards of Thirty yeares last past which 
homestead confifts of a dwelling houfe & 
about Two acres of land being An Orchard 
&garden fenc't in,& is Situate in y® Towne, 
fhip of Salem aforesaid and is now bound- 
ed in manner following Southeasterly with 
y® Harbour or Salt Water and westerly 
with y® land of Col° Samuel Browne Esq^ 
which he had in right of his wife m 
Eunice Turner Deceaft Northerly with 
y® land of Daniel Webb & Eafterly partly 
with y® land of Abraham Purchafe," etc.* 
Mary Flinder, the daughter, married Dr. 
Sabastian Hendrick Schwietzer of Sa- 
lem before April 12, 17 16, when they 
mortgaged the house and land.f Mrs. 
Schwietzer died before April 21, 17 18, 
when administration was granted upon 
her estate. The administrators of hex es- 
tate for seventy-five pounds, conveyed the 
house and lot with the orchard, to Abra- 
ham Purchase of Salem, anchor-smith, 
Sept. 29, 1719.^ Mr. Purchase died 
possessed of the house and lot before 
Aug. 9, 1724, when administration was 
granted upon his estate. The house was 
gone before 1735, when the estate was 

Abraham Purchase House and Estate 
of Edmond Bridges Lot, This house and 
lot belonged to Henry Harrod very early. 
He died in February, 1663-4, possessed 
of the estate. His widow and adminis- 
tratrix, Elizabeth Harrod, and the select- 
men of Salem, by order of court, for her 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 25, leaf 102. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 27, leaf 269. 
+Essex Registry of Deeds, book 36, leaf 1 74. 



use, conveyed the house and this and the 
Estate of Edmund Bridges lot to Jeremiah 
Butman of Salem,fisherman, Nov. i, 1669.* 
Mr. Butman (or Bootman) apparently 
conveyed the house and upper end of this 
lot to John Becket in or before 1673 ; and 
the balance of the lot to Phihp Cromwell 
of Salem, butcher, July 11, 1673. f Mr. 
Cromwell conveyed the land he had thus 
procured to Edmond Bridges of Salem, 
blacksmith, Sept. 21, 16804 Mr. Bridges 
gave by deed to his eldest son Edmond 
Bridges, in consideration of the latter 's 
marriage with Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard Croade, the northern half of this 
lot (said half being shown on the map as 
the Estate of Edmond Bridges lot), and 
also for a highway to the water side and 
grantor's wharf, the grantor agreeing to 
build the grantee a dwelling house upon 
said land, with a leanto and cellar, of the 
same dimensions as grantor's, also a 
blacksmith's shop for his trade and sup- 
plied with tools and materials, April 2, 
i68i.§ Both son and father died the 
next year before the buildings that were 
promised had been constructed. This 
part of the lot was then appraised at 
twenty-five pounds. The county court 
settled this lot upon Elizabeth Bridges, 
widow of the son Edmond Bridges. She 
married, secondly, Gillman of Exe- 
ter, N. H., and, for ten pounds, conveyed 
the lot to John Beckett, jr., of Salem, 
shipwright, March 10, 17 14-5. || The 
remainder of the lot (being the Abraham 
Purchase lot) was conveyed by Edmond 
Bridges, sr., with the dwelling house, shop 
and wharf he had built thereon immedi- 
ately after his purchase of the lot in 1680, 
for one hundred and sixty pounds, to 
widow Elizabeth Turner of Salem, April 
12, 1682.^ The title passed to John 
Turner of Salem, merchant, before Oct. 
28, 1699, when, for one hundred and 
seven pounds, he conveyed the land and 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 3, leaf 75. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 4, leaf 18. 
tEssex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 29. 
§ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 52. 
II Essex Registry of Deeds, book 31, leaf 2. 
T^ Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 49. 

house, shop and wharf to William Beckett 
of Salem, shipwright.* Mr. Beckett con- 
veyed the same estate to Abraham Pur- 
chase of Salem, blacksmith, Nov. i, 1699.! 
Mr. Purchase died before Aug. 9, 1724, 
when administration was granted upon his 
estate. The estate was divided in 1735; 
and the " old house," barn and wharf and 
southerly half of the land were assigned to 
Ruth Purchase, the widow of the deceased, 
as her dower. She was living in 1748, 
and the house was gone before 1763. 


The will of John Smith of Rowley was 
proved in the Ipswich court Nov. 14, 1661. 
The following copy is taken from the orig- 
inal instrument on file in the probate office 
at Salem. 

This will was made and ffigned the 13 
of JuUy 1 66 1 

I John fmith weake in body but of per- 
fit underf landing at this prefentbleffedbe 
god doe make and apoynt this my laft will 
and teftament as ||in|| forme followeth|| my 
debts being paidj|| Item for my outward 
eftate I thus deuide it the one halfe to my 
wife & the other halfe to my child farah 
fmith I will alfoe that my wife have my 
hole eftate till Ihe || my child ||come to one 
and twenty yeres ould or day of her mar- 
yage, and my wife fhall inioy the other 
halfe during her naturall life, and ||at|| my 
wife delefe I giue my hole eftate in land 
to my daughter fmith at my wife defefe 
with my houfe & barne and out houfes & 
fences to be kept in fufitient repare, ex- 
cepting tow acres of land I bought of John 
Tod and 3 acres of medow beyond the ox 
paftor and s acres of medow at the farme 
liing betwene elder Raners medow & m"^ 
Crofbys and 2 cowes gates 01 the common, 
which I giue to my wife to defpofe of for 
euer as flie fays goods and if my wife fhod 
be with child if a daughter all there to be 
alike during ther naturall life and after my 
wife delefe my daughter to diuide w* ef- 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 15. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 15, leaf 16. 
ijlThese four words are written in the margin. 



tate in land onely 3 acres of medow and 2 
acres of arable land aboue mentioned & 2 
cow gates, prouided it be afer then I giue 
him my lands after my wife defefe and he 
is to enter of 2 parts of it one & twenty 
and my wife and daughter is to deuide my 
eftate in goods betwene them and my wife 
is to haue her thirds during her naturall 
life and then the hole goes to my fon, ex- 
cepting thefe perticulers aboue mentioned 
which I gaue to my wife for euer, I make 
my wife hole excecutor. 

Thomas Tenny John Smith 

Maxemillyan Jewit 

John Johnfon 


Continued from volume IX^ page 134. 

Court, March 30, 1652. 

Jury for trials : Mr. Willm Bartholmew, 
Lt. Samuell Apleton, Thomas Harte, Isake 
Commins, Daniell Houye, John Leighton, 
Thomas Millard, William Steeuens, Wil- 
liam Stickny, Tho : Leaver, Abell Langly 
and Will : Law. In Mr. Wade's case : Ip- 
swich men left out, these taken in : Nico- 
las Holt, Nathan Parker, John Stevens, 
Tho : Abott, John Chenye and John 

Joseph Armentage v. Mr. Increase Now- 
ell, executor or administrator to William 
Buttlar. Debt, for not finishing the frame 
of a house. The court of Boston had or- 
dered an inventory. 

Richard Lambert acknowledged judg- 
ment to John Geddny by his attorney, 
Richard Graves. 

Anthony Somersby, attorney to Mr. 
John Spencer v. Thomas Coleman. [Rich- 
ard Knight deposed that Thomas Cole- 
man acknowledged that he owed Mr. Spen- 
cer twelve pounds, and Mr. Spencer made 
a bargain with Thomas Coleman to fence 
the orchard, etc. ; and that Thomas Hale 
and the affiant viewed the fence; sworn 
March 30, 1652, in Ipswich court. An- 
thony Somerby deposed that when Mr. 
Spencer and myself were with Goodman 
Colman, talking security for the twenty 
pounds in controversy, the latter and 

Goodman Peirce, etc. ; sworn in Ipswich 
court March 30, 1652. Henry Somerby 
deposed that when Daniel Peirce agreed 
with Thomas Coleman to have the farm 
of Mr. Spencer, the affi^ant was present, 
etc.; sworn 31 : i : 1652, before Increase 

Henry Short v. Edmond Grcenlief. 

Henry Short v. John Bishop. For 
spoiling his meadow by damming up the 
water at the mill. 

Jonathan Wade v. Town of Ipswich. 
For interrupting him about a saw mill. 

Mr. Symon Broadstreet v. Lt. Will : 
Howord. For worrying of hogs. 

William Howord, attorney to Mr. Rich : 
Leadar v. Georg Halsall. 

William Howerd, attorney of Mr. Rich- 
ard Leader v. George Halsall, Robert 
Nash and Thomas Hawkins. Two cases. 

Capt. William Hathome v. Francis 
Johnson. For molesting my servant John 

Nicolas Holt and Edward Falkenour, on 
behalf of the town of Andover v. Joseph 
Armentage. For not building and finish- 
ing a mill. 

Jereymiah Belchar v. Philip Manening. 

Thomas Skelling v. William Browne and 
his wife Mary. Slander. 

Robert Lord v. Richard Moore. For 
withholding seven hats, etc. [James 
Chute of Ipswich deposed that Goodwife 
Hermitage chose him to appraise seven 
hats which the constable of Linn had taken 
on execution and he and Joseph Gardner 
appraised them. She found fault with the 
appraisal, and Goodman Lord spoke to 
her. Sworn in Ipswich court March 30, 
1652. Richard More (Mower — signa- 
ture) of Linn appointed Joseph Armitage 
his attorney in his action with Robert 
Lord of Ipswich concerning Mr. Gifard's 
bill, 29 : I : 1652. Wit: Rich: Haven 
and Edward Hall. — Files. '\ 

Robert Starkweather v. Daniel Ringe. 
For driving away his cattle. 

Mr. William Payne v. goods late of 
Gads Edwards now in the hands of Rob- 
ert Lord. 



Joseph Armentage acknowledged judg- 
ment to Mr. William Norton. 

Abraham Whitacker for stealing six 
bushels of Indian corn from Thomas Ab- 
bot and also the same quantity from Rob- 
ert Swan. If Whitacker does not pay 
them for the corn by April 8, he is to be 
whipped at Ipswich and Rowley. 

Tho : Clarke and Edward Chapman of 
Ipswich, Charles Browne of Rowley and 
Tho : Poore of Andover made free. 

Edmond Falkner allowed to be clerk 
of the writs for Andover, and also licensed 
to sell wine and strong waters. 

Symon Tompson sworn constable for 

Mr. Henry Sewall, presented for bat- 
tery, bound to good behavior. 

Samuell Ingalls fined for taking tobac- 
co in Mr. Baker's yard. 

Mr. William Sknelling fined for cursing. 
[Tho : Milward and Wm. Thomas certified 
that they heard Mr. Wm. Snelling say in 
merry discourse : * ' 111 pledge my f reinds 
for my foes a plauge for their heeles & a 
pox for my toes ;" and that he declared it 
to be a proverb of the West country. "We 
do not believe he intended otherwise. He 
acknowledged his weakness in saying it." 
Signature : GuiHelmus Snelling. — Files.'\ 

Richard Graues testified that he served 
the attachment on goods of Richard 
Moore and read it to his wife in her house 
where she dwells ; and she said her hus- 
band knew the cause and would answer. 

Administration on the goods of Oads 
Edwards, late of the He of Sholes, granted 
to Mr. William Payne. 

Frances Bates disclaimed all interest in 
the daughter of Thomas Moulton. Char- 
ges of the court to be determined by Wil- 
liam Bartholmew, Sacheaus Goold and Jo- 
seph Medcalfe. 

Certificate of Henry Bartholmew, Ed- 
ward Browne, William Steuens, Frances 
Parret, Tho : Hall, John Frye, John Fiske 
and Ludd Mansfield, commissioners of 
the several towns of Essex, met at Salem 
March 31, 1652, that Maj ; Daniell Den- 
ison and Capt : Willm Hathome were 

chosen for the county court of Essex for 
the year ensuing. 

John Tod of Rowley, being chosen by 
the town, is allowed to keep an ordinary 
at Rowley. 

Richard Brabrooke to be whipped for 
fornication, and the woman Alice Eliss is 
freed from her service, and said Brabrooke 
is to bring up the child and to provide 
for her till she be recovered from her 
travail, and after her travail to be whipt 
when Mr. Symonds and Mr. Denison shall 

Elizabeth Randall, presented for evil 
language, is discharged, no witness ap- 
pearing. John Emery testified that Good- 
wife Bloomfield and Goodwife Siluer were 

John Cooly, being unable to provide a 
watchman, and not being fit himself, is 
discharged from watching. 

Robert CoUings is discharged, no wit- 
ness appearing. 

Mr. William Bartholmew assigned Rob- 
ert Fletcher over to Robert Starkwether 
for his time. 

Robert Lord, clerk of the court, ap- 
pointed to make out executions in civil 
and criminal cases. 

Court, 28 : 7 : 1652. 

Grand jury : George Giddens, Mr. Jo : 
Apleton, Jo: Perkins, sr., Will: Adams, 
sr.,Tho: Tredwell, Tho: ffrench, Math 
Boyce, Willm Asye, Will : Law, Dan : 
Thurston, Dan : Pearce , Archel : Wood- 
man and Nicolas Holt. 

Mr. Ezekell Cheuer of Ipswich made 

Rich: Kemball v. Rich: Shatswell. For 
re-entering upon his farm. 

Rich: Shatswell v. Rich Kimball. [Writ : 
Richard Shatswell v. Richard Kimball, 
sr,, and Richard Kimball, jr. ; dated 23 : 
7: 1652; by the court, John Whipple; 
served by Theophilus Wilson, constable. 
— FiiesJ] 

George Palmer v. Robert Starkweather. 
For not carrying hogshead staves. [Rich : 
Smith, Robert Flecher and Sarah Barnes 
deposed that George Palmer made some 



of the staves after Indian harvest, which 
said Smith's master carried to Ipswich, 
and Smith lodged at said Palmer's house 
while he was making them. 

Writ: Georg Pamer v. Robert Stark- 
weather; dated 21: 7: 1652. About 
hogshead staves. Attached a bay horse. 
Signed by the court, John Whipple; and 
addressed to the marshall of Ipswich, R. 
Lord, who served it. — Files.'] 

Mr. Jonathan Wade v. Mr. Robert 
Payne and Mr. Willm Payne. Parties 
agreed that Capt. WilHam Hathorne and 
Mr. Henry Bartholmew audit their ac- 
counts. [Bond of William Paine and 
Samuel Appleton to Robert Lord of Ips- 
wich, marshall, for appearance of Mr. Wil- 
liam Payne at next court at Ipswich. 
Writ on file, dated 20: 7: 1652; ad- 
dressed to marshall ; signed by John 
Whipple for the court; and served by 
Robert Lord, marshall. 

" The teftimonie of vs Inhabitants now 
of Newburie whose names are here vnder 
written, who about thirteen years paft 
cast ouer in a ship called the Jonathan of 
london with Thomas Blanchard now of 
Charleftown, at which his wife dyed in 
the fhip hee was conceived to be very 
poore and in greate neceffity by reafon of 
his wiues and his childrens Sickneffe, that 
the paffengers made a gathering for him 
in the fhippe to helpe to put his child to 
nurfe his wiues mother alfo being ficke 
all the while wee were at Sea and wee 
know no other man that looked to her but 
Thomas Blanchard, but there was a made 
which was her niece tended her 

"ffurther I Anthony Somerby teftifyed 
that about the time the fhip came to An- 
chor in Bofton Harbor the woman his 
mother in law dyed. And Thomas Blanch- 
ard procured to cary her to fhore to be 
buryed. I knew no other man that was 
about it for her. 

" ffurther Nicholas ||noyes|| teftifyes 
that old Goody Bent came up from Ande- 
vor to london in a waggon with the carry- 
ers. And Thomas Blanchard tooke care 
of her and her goods ffrom Andevor to the 
fhip and fhe was with Thomas Blanch- 

ards family about a month at london, and 
that there was a gathering among chrif- 
tians in england to help him ouer 

" Nicholas Noyes. 
Anthony Somerby 

" Taken vpon oath in the court held at 
Ipfwich the 28*^ of (7) 1652." 

— Files."] 

Thomas Wheelar v. John Powline. 
Slander. The defendant acknowledged 
at Lynn that he had done him wrong in 
saying that his mother and he could have 
hanged the plaintiff for taking up a 

ffrances Johnson v. Capt. Willm Hath- 
orne. For replevin of John Hudson, be- 
ing under attachment of said Johnson. 
Defendant ordered to bring Hudson in to 
the next court at Salem, etc. 

Mr. Will Perkins v. John Holgrave. 

Robert Dutch v. Peeter Pittford. For 
pork and lines. 

Tho : Rolandson, sr., v. Willm Whit- 
tred. For withholding rent. [Henry 
Kimball deposed that Goodman Roland- 
son told him that the rent of the house 
that Goodman Whitterege lived in he was 
willing should be laid out to repair the 
house after Goodman Rolandson sued his 
tenant for the rent before Mr. Simons, 
and they agreed that Goodman Whitter- 
rege was to repair the house as much as 
was needful for warmth as two men should 
judge, etc. Ric Kimball testified that 
the parties chose Ensign Howlet and Ge 
Kimball to judge of the repairs. These 
affiants were sworn in Ipswich court 28 : 
7: 1652. Writ: Thomas Rowlandson, 
sr. V. William Whittred, dated 15:7: 
1652; signed by the court, John Whip- 
ple ; and served by Robert Lord, mar- 
shall. Bond of William Whittred and 
Richard Kemball, sr., to the Ipswich 
marshall, in this case. — Files.] 

John Holgrave v. Mr. Willm Perkins. 

Mr. John Ward v. John Aniball. [Writ : 
M'^. John Ward v. John Anable; dated 
20 . 7 : 1652 ; signed by the court, John 
Whipple ; served by Robert Lord, mar- 



shall, who attached the house and ground 
of the defendant. — Files,"] 

[Wm. Hathorne testified that the 
twelve pounds Rich : Hollingwood was to 
pay to Is : Hutson, etc. — FilesJ] 

Rich : Kent v. William Moody. For 
cutting down his wood and timber on the 
ten acres of land granted to him by the 

Richard Kent v. William Moody. For 
making use of the ten acres of land grant- 
ed him by the town on the west side of 
Merrimack Ridge. 

[Writ : Richard Kent, jr. v. William 
Moodie of Newbury; dated Sept. i, 1653 
(2?) ; signed per curiam, Anthony Som- 
erby ; for use of the ten acres of land on 
the ridge. Richard Kent, jr., acknowl- 
edged before Wm. Gerrish, Edward 
Woodman and Nicholas Noys, commis- 
sioners, that he broke the lock, etc., of 
the bars that stood in the way. John 
Knight testified that he heard Goodman 
Moudie say that when he was cutting out 
the timber Goodman Kent came and 
asked him why he cut the timber; and 
he told Kent that he should have the 
wood and his labor upon it too. Richard 
Browne testified concerning the land in 
question between our neighbors Kent and 
Moody ; our neighbor Kent gave up his 
land on the same terms as the others ; 
much of the town book was lost long ago, 
etc. ; Sworn in Ipswich court 28:7: 1652. 
Richard Knight and Edward Woodman 
testified that they were employed or ap- 
pointed by the town, with, we think, 
Henry Short, to lay out for Richard Kent 
fourteen acres of land in the neck over 
the little river to satisfy him for ten acres 
on the west side of the Ridge, which was 
done; sworn in Ipswich court 28: 7: 
1652. Henry Short and John Emery 
also deposed on the same day. John 
Cheney testified, on the same day, that 
certain lots were resigned up to the town 
for lands elsewhere, among them was the 
land in controversy. Copy of town re- 
cord, by Anthony Soraerby, recorder for 
Newbury ; showing the grant to Richard 
Kent, jr., of this land and also of sixty- 

four acres of meadow and marsh, and the 
rest of the upland and marsh on the island 
over the little river being 170 acres 
formerly granted to particular persons, 
and he purchased forty- two acres of some 
of these persons elsewhere, then bought 
the rest by exchange and granted it to 
said Kent; two hundred and fifty acres 
in all on the island, bounded south and 
southwest with the great river, north with 
a creek issuing out of ye great river, east 
on the little river, and west on a creek 
issuing out of little river, and meeting the 
other creek, making an island. Another 
copy of Newbury record, Feb. 7, 1646, 
signed by Edward Rawson, recorder, 
about said Kent's grants and exchanges 
of land. Charges paid to committee : 
Richard Knight, Hen Short, Rich 
Brown, John Knight, Sam Moody, 
John Chainy and John Emerie. William 
Mowdies bill of charge. Copy of assign- 
ment of land of Ro Woodbridge, Wm. 
Moody, Hen Rolfe, Sa Musclewhite,Fran- 
cis Plumer, Jo Pike, sr., Frances Browne, 
Tho Parker, James Noyes, Tho Browne, 
Edw : Woodman, John Knight, Edmond 
Grenlefe, and Edw Rawson from the left 
hand of Merrimack Ridge. Another copy 
of Newbury record : John Knight resigned 
to the town twenty acres of upland over 
the little river which was Nathaniel Wy- 
er's joining to William Stevens' land, and 
the town granted to him five acres of up- 
land in the field of exchange beyond the 
new town. — FilesJ] 

Mr. William Payne v. Robert Nash. 
For 3000 pipestaves. 

Mr. William Payne v. Robert Tucke. 

Mr. Cobbit, summoned by Mr. Samuel 
Symonds, did not appear. 

Joseph Armentage, having attached 
Thomas Wheeler, allowed costs. 

Court allowed John Coggswell for the 
putting over of Nathaniel Domo«, his ap- 
prentice, unto Symon Thomson ; also, al- 
lowed assignment by John Coggswell of 
his maid servant Ann Winthurst unto 
Cornelious Waldo. 

William Sergent appointed administra- 
tor of the estate of Thomas Wathing, de- 



ceased. Surety : John Holgrave. [Zeblon 
Hill, formerly living in Bristall, in Ould 
England, being here, deposed that Thom- 
as Wathing, son to Edman Wathin, is 
cousin to William Seargant, said William 
being his father's sister's son; and that 
Thomas Wathing went with Robert Gray 
in Captain Wal's service ; sworn before 
William Stevens, Robert Tucke and Rob- 
ert Elwell, commissioners of Gloucester, 
27 : 7 : 1652. Debora Joy, aged 25 
years, wife of Walter Joy, deposed that 
Thomas Warren ( ?), who died with 
Prince Rupert, was cousin ierman to 
William Sergent of Glocester and that 
there is none near of kin in this country, 
and I being alike related do desire Wil- 
liam Sergent to be the administrator of 
the estate. Sworn to before Increase 
Nowell 17:7: 1652. — Files. '] 

Hester Rofe appointed administratrix 
of the estate of her husband Ezra Rofe, 
deceased. She presented an inventory, 
which amounted to ;^73j S^- There 
were two children ; the eldest son to have 
his share at the age of twenty-one. The 
house and land were bound to its pay- 
ment, etc. 

Mathy Boyce released from ordinary 
training, paying five shillings yearly to 
the company. 

Thomas Rofe discharged from watch- 
ing in regard of his age and poverty. 

Mr. Robert Payne, Mr. William Bar- 
tholmew and Jerimy Bellchar allowed to 
sell strong waters. 

Town of Andover, presented for want of 
a pound, to make a sufficient pound in 
eie[ht weeks or pay a fine of five povnds. 
[Witness : Edmond Fouckner. — Files,'] 

John Broadstreet, presented for having 
familiarity with the devil, to be fined and 
whipped for telling a lie. Surety ; Edw : 
Coborne. [(Jonstable of Rowley to warn 
John Broadstreet to answer his present- 
ment for suspicion of having familiarity 
with the devil. Witnesses : Francis Par- 
ret and his wife of Rowley and William 
Bartholomew of Ipswich. The grand 
jurym< n for Rowley were Mathew Booys, 
Wiiliain Aa^a, Richard Svane and William 

Law. John Pickard, the constable, re- 
turned that he could not find John Broad- 
street. John Broadstreet said that he wrote 
in a book of magic, and that he heard a 
voice asking him what work he had for 
him. He answered, "goe make a brmg 
and our heaven and goe to god and come 
downe noe more." — Files.] 

Henry Archer and John Baker cleared 
of their presentments for suspicion of not 
putting six bushels of malt into each hogs- 
head [of beer, at three pence per quart, 
according to order. Witnesses against 
Archer : John Emerie of Newbury and 
Daniell Broadley ; for Archer : Robert 
Smith and himself; and against Baker : 
Thomas Scot and Edmond Bridges. — 

[Inventory of goods of John Grose of 
Ipswich, deceased, taken Dec. 10, 1650. 
Amount, ;£"382, 55., 2d. 

Declaration of Nicholas Noyes and John 
Pike for Newbury, in Newbury v. Jo : 
Davis, about some corn distrained for 
rates due from Mr. Clark's farm in the 
possession of Jo: Davis, etc. 

Writ : Mr. William Paine v. Thomas 
Manning; debt; dated 20: 7: 1652; 
Robert Lord, marshall, attached house 
and land of defendant. 

Writ : Mr. William Payne v. Daniell 
Clarke ; for forfeiture of a farm sold to 
him by said Payne for non-payment; 
dated Sept. 20, 1652 ; attached the farm 
of the defendant. 

Writ : William Paine v. Daniell Clarke ; 
dated 20 : 7: 1652; for shop account; 
attached corn and hay. 

Writ : Mr. William Payne v. John Wiles ; 
dated 20: 7: 1652; for shop account; 
attached house and land. 

All of the above writs were addressed 
to the marshall of Ipswich, and signed by 
the court, John Whipple. 

Writ: Mr. George Emery v. Joseph 
Meadcalfe ; for '*two Jornies to his houfe 
and fetting his fonns legg;" dated 20 : 7 : 

Writ : Mr. William Payne v. William 
Picket ; da'ed 22 : 7 : 1652 ; by the court, 
John Whipple; for debt. 



Writ : Humphry Griffin v. Jerime Bel- 
cher ; for debt ; dated 23: 7: 1653(2?); 
by the court, John Whipple ; attached his 

Timothy Cooper and Artara Co — to 
appear at court. 

John Powlinge and Tomas Line. 27:7: 

Writ : Mr. William Payne v. Benjamin 
Gillam ; dated 23: 7 : 1652 ; attached his 
goods in the hands of Mr. William 

Writ : Henry Archer v. Samuell Tayler ; 
debt; dated 23 : 7 : 1652 ; attached a cow 
of Sam : Taylor in the hands of Henry 

Writ: Edward Haradine v. Humphrey 
Griffin; dated 23: 7: 1652; debt; at- 
tached his ground and garden. 

All of the above writs were addressed to 
the marshall of Ipswich, and served by 
Robert Lord, marshall ; signed by the 
court, John Whipple. 

Joseph Fouler of Ipswich presented for 
provoking and slanderous speeches to the 
to the constable of Ipswich, in the collec- 
tion of rates. Mentions Goodman Noul- 
ton. Master Browne, etc. Witnesses : 
Theophilous Wilson and Robert Lord, jr., 
of Ipswich. 

Joseph Fouler presented for suspicion 
of wearing gold and silver lace. Witnesses : 
William Goodhue and Daniel Bradley. 

— Files.'] 

Mary Bidgood, presented for living 
apart from her husband, to go to him, but 
the time being short, the ship is to go and 
in regard to the danger of the seas they do 
not think fit to send her away until the 
first opportunity after this winter and then 
she is to go with the first. [Mistris Bid- 
good presented for living apart from her 
husband. Witnesses: Thomas Scot and 
James Hoow of Ipswich. Signed by Ma- 
thew Boyes, for the grand jury. — Files.] 

Georg Palmer testified that Good wife 
Archer said they had put up 2d. and 3^. 
beer together and sold it for 3^. 

Court interprets words of John Grose 
his will about paying debts between moth- 
er and daughter equally. 

Allowed 5 J-, to the house and 2s. to the 
houses where Mr. Brodstreet and Capt. 
Hathorne lodged. 

[Deposition of Jane Johnson : ^'Saith 
y* : coming ou^ in the ship with Henry 
Phelps & Hannah the now wife of Nich : 
Phelps : Henry Phelps going a fhare the 
fhip lying at the Downes : Hannah wept 
till fhee made ||her|| felue fick becaufe m"^ 
ff ackner would not f uffer her to goe afhore 
with Henry Phelps : & Henry came 
aboard late in the night, the next morning 
m"" ffalckner Chid Henry Phelps & Hannah 
& faid was it not enough for y^ to let 
Hannah lay her head in y'" lapp but muft 
fhee ly in y® Cabbin to & called Hannah 
Strumpet & this deponent faith farther y' 
fhe faw Henry Phelps ly in his Cabbin & 
Hannah Bafkel the now wife of Nich 
Phelps came & lay down her head by him 
& pull her head up again often as he lay 
in his Cabbin : & when he was fmocking 
in the Cook roome tobacco Hannah tooke 
the pip out of his mouth," etc., etc. — 

To be continued. 



[Boston,] Monday, yi!^«^ 12. 
By Capt. Hall, who arrived laft Fri- 
day . . . 

" In Capt. Hall came paffengers, . . . 
Rev. William Clarke, Son of the late Rev. 
Peter Clarke of Danvers, with Epifcopal 
Ordination for the Church at Dedham." 

''SALEM, June 13. 

" Laft Friday, Capt. Joeph Lee, of this 
Town, was married to Mifs Elizabeth 
Cabot, Daughter of Mr. Joeph Cabot, de- 
ceafed, late an eminent Merchant of this 

''Yefterday his Excellency Governor 
Wentworth, of New- Hampf hire, came to 
Town from Portfmouth, accompanied by 
feveral Gentlemen of Diftinction." 

John Appleton advertised "sperma- 
ceti" candles for sale as well as calicoes 
and " patches." 

A healthy negro girl about eighteen 
years old, fit for town or country service. 



is advertised for sale ; also a negro man, 
about sixty-seven, and a negro woman, 
about fifty-seven years of age, are adver- 
tised to be boarded out. Enquire of the 
printer of this paper for price, etc. 

— Essex Gazette f June 6- I'^y 1769. 


4 — III. 

S— IV. 


The name of Bowden is spelled in the 
early Essex county records in several 
other ways, as Bodetiy Bodouin and 
Bowdoin. The last-mentioned spelling is 
probably the correct one. 

John Bowden^ lived in Marblehead, 
1 723-1743, having come from Dartmouth. 
He was a shoreman ; and married, first, 
Joanna Col man of Dartmouth Feb. 18, 
1 72 1. He married, second, widow Sarah 
Oakman June I, 1732. Hediedin 1743, 
being "aged." His will, dated Nov. 4, 
1737, was proved March 29, 1743. His 
wife Sarah survived him. 
Children : — 

Benjamin*. See below (2). 
Samuel^. See below {j). 
Jonathan*. See below {4). 
Mary-*, probably m. Samuel Merritt 
July 22, 1733; living in 1737. 
6 — V. Abijah*. See below (6). 
7 — VI. Simpson*. See below (7). 
8 — VII Hannah*, living in 1737. 
9 — VIII. Rebecca*, living in 1737. 
10 — IX. Susanna'', bapt. Sept. 15, 1723, in 
Marblehead; living in 1737. 


Benjamin Bowden^, shoreman, lived in 
Marblehead. He married, first, Grace 
Forster Dec. 3, 1 729, and she was his wife 
in 1744. He married, second. Miss 
Christian Bartol of Marblehead Jan. 17, 
1745. He died the next year, and his 
wife Christian survived him. She prob- 
ably married, secondly, Stephen Vickrey 
Sept. 24, 1754. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
II — I. John'*, bapt. May 3, 1730. See be- 

low (//). 
Mary', bapt. Oct. 29, 1732; prob- 
ably m. Peter Daley of Marblehead, 
at Salem, Aug. 26, 1753. 
Sarah^, bapt. Oct. 20, 1734; prob- 
ably m. Thomas Dolliber, jr., Aug. 
7, 1759. 

14 — IV. Grace', bapt. Dec. 14, 1740; m. 

John Spinny Jan. 5, 1764; and d., 

his widow, in Marblehead April 5 

(6 — private record)^ 1812, aged 

seventy-one . 
15— V. Samuel', bapt. Nov. 7, 1742. See 

below (/j). 
16- -VI. Tabitha^, bapt. Nov. 18, 1744; 

probably m. Amos Hubbard Dec. 

29, 1767. 
17 — VII. Benjamin', bapt. July 24, 1746. 

Samuel Bowden*, lived in Marblehead, 
being a fisherman. He married De orah 
Palmer June 3, 1729; and died before 
March 6, 1770, when administration was 
granted upon his estate. His wife Deb- 
orah survived him. His estate was ap- 
praised at ;^ 15 1, I2X., 8^/. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
18 — I. Samuel^, b. April 9, 1732. d. young. 

19 — II. Abraham^, bapt. Jan. 20, 1734; d. 

20 — III. Abraham', bapt. Aug. i, 1736. 
21 — IV. Samuel', bapt. Aug. 6, 1738. See 

below {21). 
22 — V. Deborah^, bapt. July 27, 1740; prob- 
ably m. John Dolliber Jan. 19, 

23— VI. Elizabeth*, bapt. Aug. 19, 1744; 

d. young. 
24— VII. Elizabeth*, bapt. Aug. 18, 1745; 

probably m. Francis Bowden Feb. 

28, 1768. 
25— VIII. John Palmer', bapt. Aug. 9, 1747. 
26 — IX. Alice*, bapt. Aug. 12, 1750. 

12 — II. 

13— HL 

Jonathan Bowden^, lived in Marble- 
head ; and married Eleanor Majory Jan. 
29*1730. They were living in Marble- 
head in 1747. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
27 — I. Abijah', bapt. Dec. 20, 1730. 

28 — II. Simpson', bapt. Oct. i, 1732; m. 
Abigail Efford Nov. 2, 1758; and 
she was his wife in 1771; lived in 
Marblehead, shoreman. 
29— m. John', bapt. May II, 1735. See be- 
low {2g). 
30— IV. Edmund', bapt. Aug. 7, 1737. See 

below (so). 
31 — V. HiTCHiNS-', bapt. May 4, 1740. See 

below {31). 
32 — VI. Ambrose', bapt. March 20, 1743. 



33 — VII. Jonathan^, bapt. July 21, 1745; 
probably m. Hannah Lancaster of 
Lynn, in Lynn, May 24, 1768; 
fisherman; lived in Marblehead; 
and d. before March 2, 1772, when 
adminstration upon his estate was 
granted to widow Hannah Boden 
of Marblehead. 

34 — VIII. Joanna^, bapt. Sept. 20, 1747. 


Abijah Bowden*, lived in Marblehead. 
He married Miss Mary Tucker of Mar- 
blehead Jan. 8, 1734. She was his widow 
in 1750. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
35—1. Hannah^*, bapt. May 11, 1735; prob- 

ably m. Samuel Horton Dec. 29, 

36 — II. Abijah-*, bapt. Sept, 26, 1736. See 

below {36'). 
37 — III. Andrew^, bapt. Sept. 10, 1738. 
38 — IV. Mary^, bapt. July 27, 1740; d. young. 
39— V. Benjamin^ bapt. June 20, 1742. 
40 — VI. Mary^, bapt. Aug. 26, 1744. 

Simpson Bowden=*, a shoreman, lived in 
Marblehead. He married, first, Mary, 
widow of Thomas Kelley of Marblehead, 
June 20, 1737. He married, second, 
Mary Chubb Feb. 13, 1755; and they 
were living in Marblehead in 1774. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
41 — I. Joanna"', bapt. March 26, 1738. 

42 — II. Simpson', bapt. Oct. 26, 1740. 
43— III. Mary"', bapt. Oct. 9, 1757. 
44 — IV. Eleanor®, bapt. Aug. 30, 1761; d. 

45 — V. Mary^, bapt. Sept. 4, 1763. 
46 — VI. Simpson^, bapt. Sept. 22, 1765; d. 

47 — VII. Eleanor^, bapt. Sept. 25, 1768. 
48 — VIII. Nathaniel Chubb^, bapt. May 26, 

49 — IX. Simpson^, bapt. Feb. 20, 1774. 


John Bowdens, baptized in Marble- 
head May 3, 1730. He lived in Marble- 
head; and married Mary Dodd March 

13, 1755. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
50 — I. Mary*, bapt. April 11, 1756. 
51 — n. Sarah*, bapt. Aug. 13, 1758. 
52 — III, Francis*, bapt. Aug. 10, 1760. 
53 — IV. John*, bapt. April 25, 1762. See be- 
low {S3)' 

54— V. 
55— VI. 

56 — VII. 
57 — VIII. 

58— IX. 
59— X. 

Grace*, bapt. July 29, 1764. 
Benjamin*, bapt. Nov. 2, 1766. 
Samuel*, bapt. Nov. 27, 1768. 
Elizabeth*, bapt. May 12, 1771. 
Tabitha*, bapt. Oct. 24, 1773. 
Anna*, bapt. March 30, 1777. 


61 — II. 

62 — III. 

64 — V. 
65— VI. 
66 — VII. 

Samuel Bowdens, baptized in Marble 
head Nov. 7, 1742. He lived in Marble- 
head ; and married Lydia Lamphrel Jan. 
7, 1768. They lived in Salem in 1783. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
60—1. Samuel*, bapt. Oct. 23, 1768. 

Nicholas*, bapt. June 9, 1771. See 

below {61^. 
Benjamin*, bapt. Sept. 12, 1773; d. 

Benjamin*, bapt. April 28,1776. 
Lydia*, bapt. Jan. 17, 1779. 
Francis*, bapt. June 13, 1781. 
John*, bapt. July 27, 1783. 


Samuel Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head Aug. 6, 1738. He lived in Marble- 
head; and married Ruth James Jan. 29, 
1761. He died Dec. 7, 1807, at the 
age of sixty-nine ; and she died, his wid- 
ow, of dropsy, Feb. 26 {z^^^private rec- 
ord) y 1 81 9, aged eighty. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
67 — I. Samuel*, bapt. Dec. 13, 1761. 

John*, bapt. Sept. 23, 1764; d. 

Ruth*, bapt. Oct. 20, 1765. 
Hannah*, bapt. Jan. 17, 1768; d. 

Abigail* (twin), bapt. April 29, 1770. 
Deborah* (twin), bapt. April 29, 
1770; m. Joseph Lindsey June 3, 
1790; and d., of palsy, his widow, 
Feb. 8, 1847, aged seventy-six years 
and ten months. 
John*, bapt. Nov. i, 1772; lived in 
Marblehead; captain; m. Ruth 
Devereux Feb. I, 1801 ; he d. Nov. 
5, 1835, aged sixty -three years and 
nine months; and she d., his widow, 
Feb. 19, 1 84 1, aged sixty-six years 
and one month. 
Hannah*, bapt April 7, 1 782. 


69 — III. 
70 — IV. 

71 — V. 
72— VI. 

73— VII. 

74— VIII. 


John Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head May II, 1735. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Hannah Swan 
March 22, 1761. He died before July 




II, 1765, when administration was 
granted upon his estate. She survived 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
75 — I. Thomas Swan*, bapt. Nov. 29, 

1 761. See below (75). 
76 — II. Hannah*, bapt. July 9, 1 769. 


Edmund Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head Aug. 7, 1737. He lived in Marble- 
head ; and married Abigail Dennis March 
13, 1760. They were living in Marble- 
head in 1774. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
77 — I. Edmund*, bapt. Feb. 27, 1763. 

78 — II. Abigail*, bapt. April 7, 1765. 
79 — III. Elizabeth*, bapt. May 3, 1767. 
80 — IV. Benjamin Dennis*, bapt. Sept. 24, 

81 — v. Eleanor*, bapt. June 31, 1772. 
82 — VI. Mary*, bapt. Oct. 23, 1774. 


HiTCHiNS Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead May 4, 1740. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Sarah . 

Child, born in Marblehead : — 
83 — I. Hitchins*, bapt. Dec. 27, 1761. 


Abijah Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head Sept. 26, 1736. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Elizabeth Horton 
Jan. 29, 1756. She died, his widow, Jan. 
15, 1807. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
84 — I. Andrew*, bapt. July 10, 1757; d. 

85 — II. Andrew*, bapt. March 18, 1759. 
86 — III. Mary*, bapt. June 29, 1760. 
87 — IV. Abijah*, bapt. Oct. 31, 1762. 
88 — V. William*, bapt. Sept. 30, 1764. See 

below (88). 
89 — VI. Benjamin*, bapt. March 8, 1767. 
90 — VII. Hannah*, bapt. Feb. 28, 1773. 
91 — VIII. Betsey* (adopted daughter), bapt. 

Feb. 10, 1782. 


John Bowden4, baptized in Marble- 
head April 25, 1762. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Mary Knight Aug. 
10, 1788. 

Children, bom in Marblehead : — 
92 — I. Elizabeth^, bapt. Nov. 22, 1789. 

93 — II. John', bapt. Dec. 11, 1791. 


Nicholas Bowden4, baptized in Mar- 
blehead June 9, 1 77 1. He lived in 
Marblehead ; and married Mary Card 
Dec. 27, 1795. 

Child, born in Marblehead : — 
94 — I. Betsy Co wen^ bapt. June 10, 1798. 


Thomas Swan Bowden4, baptized in 
Marblehead Nov. 29, 1761. He lived 
in Marblehead; and married Elizabeth 
Gatchel June 11, 1782. 

Child, born in Marblehead : — 
95 — I. Elizabeth^, bapt. Feb. 23, 1783. 


William Bowden4, baptized m Marble- 
head Sept. 30, 1764. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Mrs. Lydia Clarke 
Dec. 26, 1784. 

Child, born in Marblehead : — 
96 — I. Mary*, bapt. March 20, 1785, prob- 

ably d., unmarried, of phthisis, 
Sept. 18, 1 81 8, aged *' twenty- 


Samuel Bowden,^ mariner and carter, 
lived in Marblehead. He married Mary 
Webber Feb. 21, 1704-5 ; and he died in 
1737, his will, dated March 24, 1737, be- 
ing proved June 12,1737. His estate was 
appraised at ;£s55j 4^- His homestead 
descended to his son Michael Bowden. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
2 — I. Mary'', m. Thomas Grant April 17, 

1726; and was living in 1774. 
3— II. Rebecca'', b. May 30, 17 — ; m. 

Nicholas Besom June 8, 1725. 
4 — III. Samuel^, b. July 14, 1 7 — . See below 

5 — IV. Michael''. See below (5). 

6 — V. Richard^. See below (6). 

7 — VI. John2, lived in Boston; cordwainer; 

m. Ann before 1757 ; and 

d. before 1774. 

8 — VII. James2. See below {8), 

9 — VIII. Benjamin^. See below {g). 
10 — IX. Elizabeth", m. Limbrick be- 
fore 1774. 



Samuel Bowden^, born in Marblehead 
July 14, 17 — . He was a mariner, and 
lived in Marblehead. He married Sarah 
Twisden Feb. 5, 1733-4; and died be- 
tween 1759 3<nd 1774. She was his wife 
in 1759. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
II — I. Samuel^, bapt. March 16, 1735. 

12 — II. Thomas^ bapt. Oct. 31, 1736. 
13 — III. Sarah^, bapt. Nov. 5, 1738. 
14 — IV. Mary^, bapt. Oct. 26, 1740; d. young. 
15 — V. Benjamin^, bapt. Feb. 6, 1743. See 

below (fs)- 
16 — VI. Twisden^, bapt. March 17, 1744-5- 

See belotv (/6). 
17 — vii. Mary^, bapt. Jan. 18, 1746-7. 
18 — VIII. Elizabeth^, bapt. Sept. 18, 1748. 
19 — IX. JoHN^, bapt. Dec. 29, 1751. 

Michael Bowden^, was a shoreman, 
and lived in Marblehead. He married 
Mary (Barker), widow of Hezekiah Legro, 
Dec. 16, 1742. He died Aug. 19, 1792, 
at the age of seventy-four. She survived 
him, and died, his widow, Sept. 20, 1799, 
at the age of eighty. He owned two 
schooners, Polly and Bever. His estate 
was appraised at ;£754, 3^., 6^. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
20 — I. Michael^, bapt. April 28, 1745. See 

below {20). 
21 — II. Joseph^, bapt. Oct. 4, 1747. 
22 — III. Mary^, bapt. Nov. 6, 1748; d., un- 
married, in Marblehead, " sudden- 
ly," Dec. 5, 1823, aged seventy- 
23 — IV. Samuel'^, b. Nov. 27, 1750. See be- 
low (^j). 
24 — V. RuTH^, bapt. July 20, 175$. 

25 — VI. James^, bapt. Jan. 22, 1758. 

Richard Bowden^, was a housewright, 
and lived in Marblehead. He married 
Elizabeth Fortune Aug. 17, 1742; and 
died in Marblehead, being " The Oldest 
Man in Town," Feb. 7, 1809. She was 
his wife in 1756. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
26 — I. Samuel^, bapt. Oct. 23, 1743. -^^^ 

below {26), 
27 — II. Elizabeth^, bapt. Sept. 29, 1745. 
28 — III. Thomas^, bapt. Nov. 18, 1750. See 

below {28). 


James Bowden^, was a fisherman, mari- 
ner and laborer, and lived in Marblehead. 
He married Rebecca (Ireson), widow of 
Samuel Chinn Nov. 7, 1742. He was 
living in 1785 ; and she died, his widow, 
in Marblehead, May 30, 1798. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
29 — I. Rebecca^, bapt. Sept. 11, 1743. 

30—11. Francis^, bapt. May 18, 1746. 
31 — HI. James^, bapt. Feb. 12, 1748-9. 
32 — IV. Mary^, bapt. Oct. 15, 1752. 
33— V. Elizabeth^ bapt. May 18, 1755. 


Benjamin Bowden^, lived in Marble- 
head. He was a cordwainer; and mar- 
ried Hannah (Andrews), widow of 
Thomas Ross of Marblehead Feb. 21, 
1760. He was living in 1782, and she 
was his wife in 1772. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
34—1. Sarah^, bapt. March i, 1761; d. 

35 — II. SARAH^ bapt. Mays, 1765. 
36— III. Benjamin^, bapt. Aug. 16, 1767. See 

below (jO). 
37 — IV. William^, bapt. Nov. 26, 1769. See 

below {s7). 
38 — V. Hannah^, bapt. Jan. 19, 1772. 

Benjamin Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead Feb. 6, 1743. He lived in Mar- 
blehead, and married Sarah Felton July 4, 
1765. They were living in Marblehead 
in 1775. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 

39 — I. Samuel'*, bapt. June 22, 1766. 

40—11. Benjamin*, bapt. Oct. 29, 1767. 

41 — III. John*, bapt. Feb. 11, 1770. 

42 — IV. Sarah^ bapt. June 30, 1771. 

43 — V. Thomas*, bapt. Aug. 15, 1773. 

44 — VI. Hannah*, bapt. Oct. 15, 1775. 


Twisden Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead March 17, 1744-5. He was a 
fisherman, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married Sarah Orne Dec. 19 (24 — church 
record) , 1765. Administration was grant- 
ed upon his estate Nov. 7, 1787. She 
survived him. 

Children, bom in Marblehead : — 
45—1. Twisden*, bapt. Aug. 10, 1766. 



46 — II. Thomas*, bapt. Aug. 28, 1768; d. 

Oct. 4, 1 771, aged three. 
47 — III. Thomas*, bapt. Oct. 9, 1774; living 

in 1794. 
48 — IV. Joshua Orne*, bapt. Sept. 5, 1779. 

See below {48). 


Michael Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead April 28, 1745. He lived in 
Marblehead ; and married Elizabeth 
Richards Dec. 3, 1765. 

Child, baptized in Marblehead : — 
49 — I. Ruth*, bapt. Dec. 29, 1765; m. 

William Main, jr., Jan. 20, 1788; 
and she was his wife in 1792. 


Samuel Bowden3, born in Marblehead 
Nov. 27, 1750. He was a shoreman, and 
lived in Marblehead. He married Sarah 
Gatchel Dec. 31, 1772 ; and she died, of 
consumption, April 16, 1823, aged sixty- 
nine. He died, of old age, Feb. 6, 1849, 
aged ninety- eight years, two months and 
nine days. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
<3 — I. Michael*, bapt. May 30, 1773; d. 

51 — II. Sarah*, bapt. March 5, 1775; d. 

52 — III. Sally*, bapt. Feb. 23, 1777. 
53 — IV. Michael*, bapt. Feb. 6, 1780; mari- 
ner; captain; lived in Marblehead ; 
m. Mary Wormstead Nov. 3, 1805; 
d., *' of a distressing Illness," Nov. 
24, 1823, aged forty- three; she sur- 
vived him; probably no issue. 
54 — V. Mary*, bapt. July 21, 1782. 
55 — VI. Tabitha*, bapt. Nov. 7, 1784. 
56 — VII. Ruth*, bapt. Sept. 9, 1787. 
57— VIII. Betsy*, bapt. Sept. 5, 1790. 
58 — IX. Samuel*, bapt. Jan. 20, 1793. 
59 — X. Hannah Barker*, bapt. Feb. i, 
1795; d. of phthisis, unmarried, 
Feb. 6, 1822, aged twenty-seven. 


Samuel Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head Oct. 23, 1743. He was a house- 
carpenter, and lived in Marblehead. 
He married Priscilla Proctor Sept. 9, 
1769; and died July 25, 1813, aged 
seventy. She died, his widow, Feb. 17, 
1826, at the age of eighty- four. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 

60—1. Samuel*, bapt. April 22, 1770; car- 

penter; lived in Marblehead; and 
d., '* after a lingering sickness," 
Feb. II, 1840, aged sixty-nine 
years and ten months. 

61 — II. William*, bapt. July 28, 1776; d. in 
Marblehead Jan. 16, 1829, aged 

62 — III. Ruth*, bapt. Nov. 8, 1778. 


Thomas Bowden3, baptized in Marble- 
head Nov. 18, 1750. He lived in Mar- 
blehead ; and married Tabitha Reed Oct. 
20, 1776. They were living in Marble- 
head in 1793. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
63 — I. Betsey*, bapt. March 2, 1777. 

64 — II. Sally*, bapt. Oct. 10, 1779. 
65 — III. Tabby*, bapt. Aug. 4, 1782; d. 

66 — IV. Thomas*, bapt. Nov. 6, 1785. 
67 — V. Tabitha*, bapt. Oct, 5, 1788; m. 

Edward Nowland Oct. 27, 1808; 

and d., of intemperance, Sept. 26, 

1812, aged " twenty-eight." 
68 — VI. Jeremiah Reed*, bapt. June 16, 

1793; "lost out of the Frolic, N. 

Lindsey, at Portsmouth," recorded 

May 2, 1813. 


Benjamin Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead Aug. 16, 1767. He was a cord- 
wainer, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married, first. Miss Elizabeth Graves Dec. 
27, 1791; and she died Sept. 19, 1794, 
aged twenty- one years and ten months. 
He married, second, Sally Clothey July 
26, 1795. They were living in Marble- 
head in 1 810. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
69 — L Benjamin*, bapt. Oct. 14, 1792. 

70—11. John*, b. May 2, 1798. 
71 — III. Sarah*, b. Dec. 31, 1799. 
72 — IV. "William*, b. Dec. 8, 1802. 
73 — V. Joseph Clothy*, [b. Oct. 29, 1805; 
fisherman; lived in Marblehead; 
" Drowned on Grand Bank, Schr 
Trio," Sept. 19, 1846, aged " for- 
74 — VI. Hannah Andrews*, b. June 6, 
1808; m. William Tucker Dec. 4, 
75 — VII. Elizabeth*, b. Oct. 8, 1810. 


William Bowden3, baptized in Mar- 
blehead Nov. 26, 1769. He lived in 



Marblehead; and maried Mary Dennis 
June 29, 1794. She died July 2, 1839, 
aged seventy-five (church record says, 
sixty-five) ; and he died, a pauper, of 
old age, Oct. 21, 1848, aged seventy-nine. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
76 — I. William*, bapt. Oct. 30, 1796; d. 

" at the Havanna," recorded Sept. 

23, 1822. 
77 — II. Mary*, bapt. Oct. 14, 1798. 
78 — III. Hannah*, bapt. Aug. 10, 1800 ; d. 

79 — IV. Hannah*, bapt. Aug. 22, 1802. 
80 — V, Sally*, bapt. Oct. 27, 1804. 
81 — VI. John Dennis*, bapt. Oct. 18, 1807; 

m. Eliza Russell Jan. 17, 1832. 
82 — VII. Benjamin*, bapt. Oct. 13, 181 1. 


Joshua Orne Bowden4, baptized in 
Marblehead Sept. 5, 1779. He was a 
shoreman, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married Elizabeth Standley April 21, 
1799; and died, of debility, Dec. 29, 
1843, ^g^d sixty-four years and four 
months. She died, his widow, of palsy, 
Sept. 15, 1849, ^g^d seventy-two years, 
seven months and twenty- six days. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
83 — I. Joshua Orne*, bapt. Sept. 22, 1799; 

lived in Marblehead; m. Ann P. 

Scobie Sept. 5, 1819. 
84 — II. Sally*, bapt. Aug. 9, 1801. 
85 — III. TwiSDEN*, bapt. Aug. 14, 1803; <!• 

April 30, 1807. 
86 — IV. Thomas*, bapt. Oct. 27, 1805. 
87 — V. TwiSDEN*, bapt. March 6, 1808; m. 

Ellen Harris Dec. 16, 1829. 
88 — VI. Joseph*, bapt. April 22, 1810. 
89 — VII. James Goodwin*, bapt. Nov. 8, 1812; 

m. Margaret Mullett May 24, 1835. 
90 — viii. Andrew jACKsoN*i bapt. March 11, 

91 — IX. John*, bapt. July 26, 1818. 


The will of Hugh Burt of Lynn was 
proved in the court held at Salem 26: 9 : 
1 66 1 . The following is a copy of the orig- 
inal instrument on file in the office of the 
clerk of courts at Salem, volume VII, 
leaf 24. 

The Last will & teftimonye of Hugh 
Burtt being verye we eke of body though 
of pfect memorye 7 octobe^ : 1661. 

Imp'' I bequeath my bodye to the dust, 
& my Spiritt to him that gaue : it : 

It : to my fonn will : Bassitt 2 accors of 
Salt marsh in the Last devifion in Rumny 
marsh which I bought of Timothye Cooper: 
which Lyeth next to his (viz) after my 
wifes defefe : then to him & his heires for- 
ever : 

It: to my fon Baffett to him, & his 
heires for ever : fine acors of vpland Lye- 
ing amongst Henrye Collins Land which 
I bought of Robt : Manffeild which is yet 

It : I bequeath to my fonn will : Baffet 
all my weareing Apparrell. 

It : I bequeath to my two grandaughters 
llmarye, & Sarah || the daughters of my 
sonn Hugh Birt defeafed each of them, a 
cow when they Come to the age of twen- 
ty II one II years which are to bee paid by 
my fonn Edward Burtt becaufe I giue him 
halfe my Land at my defeat 

It : I bequeath to my sonn Edward 
Burt Halfe my houfeing Land & medow 
vndilpofed of in this will : at my defeafe 

It : I bequeath to my Sonn Edward 
Burtt all my Houfeing Land, & medowes 
vndefpofed of (viz) at my wifes defeafe 

It : I bequeath to my wife one Halfe 
of my Houfeing Lands & medowes vndef- 
pofed of in this my will (viz) at my de- 
feafe dureing her Lifetyme 

It : I bequeath to my fonn Edward Burt 
Halfe my chatles sheep & fwine at my De- 
feafe : &some Come ||not halfe || & some 

It: //: I bequeath to my wife all my 
goods within dores to bee at her difpofe : 

It : I make my wife my executrixt 

It : my defyre is that m'^ Nathaniell, 
Handforde & Andrew Manffeild || should || 
[bee?] overfeers of this my will &c : 
bequeath Each of them a noble for their 

Memorandum I acquitt my fonn Ed- 
ward Burt of all the monyes that ||hee|| re- 
ceiuedofmine in England jjof all debts 
whateuerll & alfoe I giue vnto my son Ed- 
ward Burt all my right & interest in any 
houfeing, or Land in London that came 
to mee by my brother John Burtt, de 



fcafed. In witt® where of I haue fett my 
hand the Daye, yeare & aboue ritten this 
my will being interlyned in the memoran- 
dum : & two words in ray sonn Edward 

witt : 

Nathaniell Handforth 

Andrew Manffeild Hugh Burtt 

William bartrum 

Richard P Johnfon 
his marke: 


Francis Bowden% born about 1678. 
He was a yeoman, and lived in Marble- 
head. He married Mary Boobyer Sept. 
22, 1707. They made a joint will July 
28, 1748. She died in 1748; and he 
died Dec. — , 1759. His estate was val- 
ued at ;^594, 17J., 4^. He sold land in 
York county in 1735. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
2 — I. WiLLlAM,2 b. July 8, 1708. See be- 
low {2). 
3 — n. MiCHAEL,2 b. Sept. 6, 1712. See be- 
low (j). 
4 — III. Francis,^ b. March 12, 17 15-6; m. 
widow Mary Cruff March 14, 1737. 
5 — IV. Mary2, b. April 3, 1718; living in 

6 — V. Sarah,2 b. Aug. 17^ 1720; m. Deve- 
reux Dennis Aug. 23, 1 739 ; and was 
living in 1 748. 
7 — VI. Rebecca,2 bapt. July i, 1721; d. 

8 — VII. JosEPH,2b. April 23, 1725. See be- 
low (<?). 
9 — VIII. Benjamin,^ b. May 9, 1727. 
10 — IX. Ebenezer,^ b. Nov. 3, 1728. See 

below {10). 
II — X. Rebecca,^ bapt. April 25, 1731; liv- 
ing in 1748; probably m. Thomas 
Fabens of Salem Aug. 29, 1751. 

William Bowden^, born in Marble- 
head July 8, 1708. He was a shoreman, 
and lived in Marblehead. He married 
Miss Elizabeth White April 30, 1730; 
and died before Sept. 25, 1741, when ad- 
ministration was granted upon his estate. 
She survived him, and died, his widow, 
before April 8, 1751, when administra- 
tion was granted on her estate. 

Children,* born in Marblehead : — 
12 — I. Elizabeth,^ bapt. March 14, 1730-1; 

d. young. 
13— II. Marv,3 bapt. April 15, 1733. 
14 — III. Sarah,3 bapt. Feb. 23, 1734-5. 
15 — IV. Samuel,^ bapt. May i, 1737. 
16 — V. John White,^ bapt. Feb. 11, 1738-9. 
17 — VI. Elizabeth,^ bapt. April 5, 1741 ; 

lived in Marblehead, unmarried, in 

1762; probably m. William Arbun- 

cle April 8, 1 762. 


Michael Bowden% born in Marble- 
head Sept. 6, 1712. He was a carpenter, 
and lived in Marblehead. He married 
Miss Hannah Hendley of Marblehead 
April I, 1735; and died Sept. — , 1761. 
His estate was insolvent. She was his 
widow in 1 77 1. He had land at New 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
18 — I. Francis^, bapt. May 23, 1736. 

19— II. MARY,3bapt. Jan. 15, 1737-8. 
20 — III. Elias Hendly,3 bapt. Dec. 23, 

1739; d. young. 
21 — IV. Elias Hendly,^ bapt. Dec. 12, 1742. 

See below {21). 
22 — V. Hannah,3 bapt. Nov. 18, 1744. 
23— VI. Sarah,3 bapt. April 5, 1747. 

Joseph Bowden% born in Marblehead 
April 23, 1725. He was a husbandman 
and carter, and lived in Marblehead. He 

married Lydia before 1751 ; and 

administration was granted upon his es- 
tate Jan. 3, 1774. She was his wife in 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
24—1. Benjamin,8 bapt. Sept. 15, 1751. 

See below {24). 
25—11. JosEPH,8 bapt. May 13, 1753; d. 

26 — III. Lydia,3 bapt. April 14, 1754. 
27— IV. Eunice,^ bapt. Sept. 12, 1756; m. 

George Wiping May 12, 1774; and 

d. Jan. 9, 1 816, aged fifty-nine. 
28— V. Joseph,^ bapt. March 16, 1760. 

Ebenezer Bowden,2 born in Marble- 
head Nov. 3, 1728. He was a husband- 
man, and lived in Marblehead. He mar- 
ried widow Mary Gardner, at Salem, Nov. 
lOj 1 750* He was living in 1760. 

*A11 the children, except the youngest, appar- 
ently died before 1 75 1 . 



Children, born in Marblehead : — 
29 — I. Francis,^ bapt. Oct. 6, 1751. 
30 — II. Ebenezer,3 bapt. Sept. 2, 1753. 
31 — III. Mary,3 bapt. March 2, 1755. 

Elias Hendly Bowden3, baptized in 
Marblehead Dec. 12, 1742. He was a 
fisherman, and lived in Lynn. He mar- 
ried Mary Chinn Dec. 12, 1771 ; and died 
before 1783. She survived him, and 
died, his widow, in Marblehead, Feb. 21, 
181 2, aged fifty-six. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
32 — I. Michael,* bapt. Sept. 12, 1773; 

aged about nine in 1783. 
33 — II. Hannah/ bapt. Feb. 18, 1776; aged 
"five" in 1783. 

Capt. Benjamin Bowden3, baptized in 
Marblehead Sept. 15, 1751. He was a 
master-mariner and fisherman, and lived 
in Marblehead. He married Lydia 
Hooper Aug. 9, 1778; and died before 
March 5, 1798, when administration was 
granted upon his estate. She survived 
him, and probably married, secondly, 
Capt. Thomas Meek March 6, 1798. 
Children, born in Marblehead : — 
34 — I. ' Lois Hooper,* b. May 19, 1779; m. 
Capt. Joseph B. Adams of Marble- 
head, mariner, Aug. 6, 1797; and 
d. June 3, i8cxD, aged twenty-one 
years and fifteen days. 
35 — II. Lydia,* bapt. Sept. 30, 1781; d. 

March 15, 1798, aged seventeen. 
36 — III. Polly,* bapt. Dec. 21, 1783. 
37 — IV. Benjamin,* "Drowned on his pas- 
sage to Balboa. Reed the News " 
March 18, 1808. 
38 — V. Martha,* bapt. July 24, 1791; d. 

June 4, 1807, aged about sixteen. 
39 — ^vi. Elizabeth Hooper,* bapt. Sept. 28, 
1794; d. in Lynn, of consumption, 
unmarried. May 6 (April 29 — pri- 
vate record)^ 1819, aged twenty- 
four. Called *' Betsey." 


John Blackmore of Lynn removed to 
Sandwich in 1637. 

Richard Blake of Andover, 1645, a 
founder of the church ; perhaps was pas- 
senger in the Confidence, 1638, from 
Southampton, aged sixteen. In 1644, he 
was at Dorchester. He died in 1695. 

William Blanchard of Salem in 1637, 
freeman June 2, 1641; probably had 
wife Ann , daughter of James Everill; re- 
moved to Boston. 

— Savage, 
Mary Blackwell married Phillip Stan- 
wood Nov. 22, 1677. — Salem town rec- 


Ambrose Bowden%* of Casco Bay in 
1658, of Scarborough, 1663; freeman in 

Child :— 
2 — I. Ambrose.2 See below {2), 


Ambrose Bowden^,* of Casco Bay in 
1658 j lived at Scarborough in 1668 ; and 
is said to have been killed by the Indians 
Oct. — , 1675. Freeman at Spurwintel, 
1658. Settled in Marblehead. 

Child :— 
3 — I. Ambrose^, b. about 1666. See below 

Ambrose Bowdens, born about 1666. 
He was a fisherman and shoreman, and 
lived in Marblehead. He died in Mar- 
blehead June I, 1728, aged sixty- two. 
She survived him, and died, his widow, in 
Marblehead, March 31, 1746, aged about 
eighty. His estate was appraised at 
;£" 1,232, los. He had a negro man 
named Nero, and two schooners, Benja- 
min and Elizabeth & Mary. 

Children : — 
4 — I. Elizabeth*, m. David Furnace 10 mo: 

31: 1713- 
5 — II. Benjamin*, b. in 1699. See below (j). 

6 — III. Lydia*, b. about 1701; m. Ebenezer 

Stacey March 26, 1719; and d. Sept. 

5, 1 761, 8^ed sixty. 
7 — IV. Mary*, m. Nathaniel Stacey July 29, 

8 — V. Ambrose*, b. about 1710. See below 


*These first two generations have been taken 
from notes made by the late Perley Derby of Sa- 
lem, Mass. 



Benjamin Bowden^, born in 1699. He 
was a fisherman and merchant, and lived 
in Marblehead. He married, first, Eliza- 
beth Ambrose of Boston 27 : 9 ; 1721 ; 
and she died, " of a Saturday Morning 
between Seven and Eight of y® Clock," 
Oct. II, 1766. He married, second, 
Tabitha (Smethurst), widow of Moses 
Galley of Marblehead Jan. 5, 1769; and 
she died Nov. 17, 1776, aged seventy- 
five years, five months and twenty-one 
days. He died ** about three o^Clock, 
afternoon," June 9, 1777, aged seventy- 
eight years and two months. His estate 
was insolvent. In the account of the ad- 
ministrator is a bill, reading as follows : 
"June 9 1777 To cash paid a Salem 
man for bringing him [the deceased] 
home in a stage coach sick with the small 

POX;^I. 12." 

Chi dren, born in Marblehead : — 
9 — I. Elizabei-h", b. May 16, 1723; m. Ed- 
ward Bowen Feb. i, 1750; and d. 
Julys, 1 761. 
10 — II. LvDiA^ b. Feb. 14, 1725; d. July 23, 

1727, aged two. 
II — III. Williams b. June 20, 1729. See be- 
low (//). 


Ambrose Bowden4, born about 1710. 
He lived in Marblehead; and married 
Mary Russell of Marblehead March 8, 
1732. Administration upon his estate 
was granted to widow Mary Boden of 
Marblehead Nov. 24, 1763. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
12 — I. John*, bapt. Sept. 24, 1732. 
13 — II. William", bapt. March 2, 1734-5. 
14 — III. Ambrose*, bapt. Oct. 4, 1741. 
15 — IV. James*, bapt. March 4, 1743-4; buried 
June 20, 1 749, in Marblehead. 


William Bowden,s born in Marblehead 
June 20, 1729. He was a shoreman and 
merchant, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married Mary Bours Dec. 10, 1760; 
and administration upon his estate was 
granted Oct. 5, 1784. His estate was 
valued at ^368, 5^., 10 y^d. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 

16 — I. Peter Bours^ b. Nov. 8, 1762; d. 
Dec. 26, 1762, aged one month and 
eighteen days. 

17 — II. William^, b. Dec. 9, 1766. See be- 
low (/7). 


William BowdenS, born in Marblehead 
Dec. 9, 1766. He was a shoreman, and 
lived in Marblehead. He married Sarah 
LeBallister June 22, 1788; and died 
March 11, 1803, aged thirty-six. 

Childien, born in Marblehead : — 
18 — I. Mary Bours^, b. July 10, 1789; d., 
unmarried, Oct. ii, 1813, aged 
twenty- four. 
19 — n. Sally CooMBs^ b. Sept. 20, 1791; d., 
unmarried, of consumption, April 
17, 1825, s^ed thirty-three. 
20 — III. Nancy BouRS^, b. Jan. 25, 1794; d. 
Aug. 16 (15 — gravestone) y 1795, 
aged one year. 
21 — IV. Elizabeth Ambrose^, b. Dec. 9, 
i795;cl«»of fever, Nov. 20, 1812, 
aged seventeen. 
22— V. William^ b. about 1797; *Most at 
Sea, going from Boston to the Ches- 
apeak," March 7, 1820, aged twen- 
23— VI. Nancy Bours', b. about 1800; d., of 
consumption, July 25 (24 — grave- 
stone) f 1827, aged twenty-seven. 
24 — VII. Michael Coombs', b. about 1802; 
captain; d., of consumption, July 10 
(11 — gravestone)^ 1830, aged twen- 


John, son of John Blading, born Oct. 
II, 1670, Newbury — Court records. 

Martha, daughter of William Blackley 
of Marblehead, baptized Dec. 7, 1779. 

Elizabeth, daughter of James Blakney, 
baptized Dec. i, 1799. 

— St. Peter's church {Salem) records. 

Peter Blair' of Cockburn, England, 
married Sarah Baker of Marblehead Oct. 
5, 1752, at Salem ; lived in Marblehead ; 
administration was granted on his estate 
to his widow Sarah Blare May 3, 1762 ; 
she married, secondly, Duncan Taylor 
Sept. 27, 1768; children, baptized in 
Marblehead : i . Peter ^^ baptized May 1 2 , 
1754 j 2. John,^ baptized Oct. 19, 1755 ; 
lived in Marblehead ; married Mary Bow- 
den (published Sept. 26, 1778); chilb 



dren ; baptized in Marblehead : i. John,3 
May 28, 1780; lived in Marblehead ; mar- 
ried Lucy — — before 1805 ; 2. Peter, 3 
Jan. 13, 1782; 3. David,3 March 14, 
1784; 4. Samuel ,3 Oct. 29, 1786; lived 
in Marblehead ; married Lucy be- 
fore 1 8 14; 5. Benjamin3 and 6. Robert3 
(twins), Dec. 4, 1791 ; 7. Mary,3 March 
24> 17993 3* Sarah^ baptized Jan. 27, 
1760; married David Selanders Oct. 23, 
1777. — Records, 

Victor Blare published to Esther 
Clark, both of Salem, March 25, 1732. 

James Blair published to Rebecca Mor- 
gan, both of Salem, Dec. 28, 1799. 

— Salem town records. 

Lydia Blair married Rob*^ Steward Feb. 
22, 1733. — Andover town records. 

Jonathan Blake, a resident in Newbury, 
married Mary Ordway of Newbury May 
18, 1 72 1. He was a shipwright, and 
lived in Newbury as late as 1733. Child- 
ren, born in Newbury : i . Joanna, born 
Sept. 7, 1721; 2. Sarah, born Sept. 5, 

Jonathan Blake married Joanna Fos- 
dick, both of Newbury, Jan. 16, 1727-8. 

Children of Amos and Lydia Blake : i. 
Thomas, born Oct. 28, 1743; 2. Amos 
Coss, bom May 15, 1746; 3. Sarah, born 
May 24,1748; 4. Elias, bomjan. 7, 1751. 

Mrs. Judith Blake married James Mack- 
million, both of Newbury, Dec. 30, 1745. 

Samuel Blake married Sarah Adams, 
both of Newbury, Dec. 26, 1799. 

Hester Blakeley married John Bond 
Aug. 15, 1649. 

— Newbury town records. 

Wife of Samuel Blake died Sept. — , 
1798. — Newburyport town records. 

John Blake married Deborow Nolton 
ofWenham June 8, 1685. — Marblehead 
town records. 

George Blake lived in Gloucester as 
early as 1641, having been born about 
161 1. He removed to Boxford after 
1669; and died there Feb. 17, 1697-8. 
His wife Dorothy (1641-1698), survived 
him, and died, his widow, Dec. 12, 1702. 
Children, born in Gloucester: i. Rebec- 
ca, born Feb. — , 1641 ; married Robert 

Eames of Boxford ; and was condemned 
for witchcraft in 1692, but was reprieved, 
and died May 8, 1721 ; 2. Deborah, born 

Nov. 10, 164- ; probably married 

Kimball; 3. Prudence, born April 15, 
1647 ; miirried Moses Tyler July 6, 1666, 
in Andover ; 4. Elizabeth, born May 31, 
1650; married Matthew Perry March 27, 
1665, in Ipswich; 5. Mary, born Feb. 14, 
1652 ; married Zaccheus Curtis of Boxford 
Dec. 4, 1673; 6. Thomas, born June 9, 
1658; died June 25, 1658; 7. Ruth, born 

Sept. 5, 1659; married Shaw before 

1698. — Records. 

Samuel Blake married Elizabeth Bad- 
ger Dec. II, 1768, in Newbury. — County 
court records. 

James Blake, sojourner, married Mary 
Pearse May 22, 1757. Children: Mary, 
born Feb. 19, 1758 ; James, born Dec. 25, 

Capt. James Blake married Elizabeth 
Allen Jan. 9, 1766. Children: Isaac, 
born Feb. 3, 1767 : Elizabeth, born Sept. 
9, 1768; Joseph, born July 26, 1770; 
Mary, born May 17, 1772; Richard, Jan. 

17, 1774. 
James Blake, jr., married Mrs. Polly 

Cook Dec. 3, 1785. 

James, son of James Blake, baptized 
May 24, 1789. 

Betsey, daughter of James Blake, bap- 
tized Aug. 12, 1792. 

— Gloucester records. 

James Blake of Gloucester, mariner, 
1766 and 1789 ; wife Elizabeth, 1789. 

Samuel Blake of Newburyport, hatter, 
and wife Abigail, 1789-1795- Sarah 
Blake of Newburyport, spinster and 
singlewoman, sold land with him in 1795 

and 1799. 

Lydia Blake of Newburyport, widow, 


— Registry of deeds, 

Stephen Blake married EHzabeth Hack- 

et Dec. II, 1747- 

Joanna Blake of Salisbury published to 
Skiper Eliot of Newbury May 21, 1752. 

Enoch Blake of Salisbury published to 
Susanna Low of Ipswich Sept. 7, 1771. 
— Salisbury town records. 



Isaac Kilborn of Lancaster, husband- 
man, appointed administrator of estate of 
Mary Blake of Newbury March 8, 1756. 

Widow Joanna Kilborn of Lancaster 
appointed administratrix of estate of Mary 
Blake of Newbury Sept. 10, 1764. 

— Probate records. 

Sarah Blake married Jonathan Pease, 
both of Salem, Dec. 11, 1739. — Salem 
town records. 

Johannah Blake of Ipswich married 
Aaron Clark of Rowley Nov. 2, 1741. — 
Rowley town records. 

Richard Blanch^ married Elizabeth 
Taynour Nov. 15, 1693. Children: i. 
Anna^^ baptized Oct. 20, 1700; 2. Eliz- 
abeth^^ baptized Oct. 20, 1700; 3. Rich- 
ardfi baptized Dec. 22, 1700; married 
Elizbeth Cook Jan. 2, 1724; children: 
I. Richard.3 born Feb. 28, 1725; 2. 
Elizabeth,3bomAug. 16, 2727 ; 4. Mary,^ 
born June 14, 1704; 5. Sara,'^ born Oct, 
i9> 1705^ d. John^ baptized Nov. 30. 
1707 \ 7- J^^^i^ born Aug. 30, 1709. 

Jean Blanch married Thomas Moujer 
[Mowjor] Nov. 19, 1723. 

Jean Blanch married Peter Renew July 
22, 1728. 

— Marblehead records. 

John Blanch fill, sojourner, published to 
Mary Morgan May 18, 1771. — Gloucester 
town records. 

Aaron Blanchard of Salem, barber, 
married Anstis Dean of Salem Sept. 25, 
1 781, and died in 1799. She survived 
him. He probably had no children. His 
will, dated April 10, 1799, was proved 
Aug. 5, 1799. She married, secondly, 
Addison Richardson (published Dec. 14, 
1799). — Records . 


Queries are inserted for one cent a word. 
Answers are solicited. 

453. Wanted, maiden name and birth 

of Anna ; married Rev. Jonathan 

Cram ; died in Plainfield, N. H. 

J. G. c. 

454. Wanted, parents' names and 
death of Elizabeth Rogers ; married Jona- 
than Cram of Brentwood, N. H. ; parents 
of Rev. Jonathan Cram. 


103 Charles St., Boston^ Mass. 


43. The mother of Lydia Peabody, 
baptized in 1640, daughter of Lt. Francis 
Peabody of Topsfield, has been generally 
given as Mary Foster, widow of Daniel 
Wood. This widow Wood was the second 
wife of Francis Peabody and mother of 
only a part of his children. Daniel Wood 
died in 1648, as near as we can get any 
clue from his inventory. When Francis 
Peabody sold his estate in Hampton to 
come to Topsfield he still had his first wife 
Lydia, and she was the mother of the 
elder children. In The Antiquarian^ 
volume VIII., page 6, in the files of the 
Ipswich court, in 1645, Lydia Peabody is 
a witness with Sarah Perkins, wife of 
Isaac Perkins, to the unneighborly feel- 
ings of Eunice Cole. Perkins, Peabody 
and Cole lived on adjoining estates in 
Hampton. See Dow's History of Hamp- 
ton, N.H. — Charlotte H. Abbott^ Andover, 

325. Benjamin Meacom who married 
Nancy Webster Aug. 10, 1795, was born 
in Beverly Sept. 25, 1772, his parents 
being Robert and Elizabeth (Robinspn) 
Meacom of Beverly. Robert Meacom 
was son of Robert Meacom of Beverly, 
yeoman, and died before his father. Rob- 
ert Meacham, sr., died in 1777, his will, 
dated Jan. 25, 1775, being proved July 
7, 1777. In this will he bequeaths to 
Benjamin Meacham, minor son of my son 
Robert Meacham of Beverly, yeoman, de- 
ceased. Benjamin Meacom's mother was 
Elizabeth Robinson of Boxford, and his 
parents were published in order to mar- 
riage Nov. 14, 1762. Benjamin Meacom 
was a blacksmiih and lived in Andover in 
1796 and 1 80 1. — Ed. 

415. See above answer to query 325. 








W en 










The Essex Antiquarian. 

Vol. X. 

Salem, Mass., April, 1906. 

No. 2. 


The first reference to the clothing of 
the settlers of this colony is the list of 
apparel provided in 1629 for one hundred 
men who were to be sent here by the Mas- 
sachusetts Bay Company. Four hundred 
pairs of shoes, three hundred pairs of 
stockings and ten dozen pairs of Norwich 
garters were included. Of the stockings 
two hundred pairs were to be of Irish 
make and the remainder knit. The knit 
stockings were worth about twice as much 
as the Irish. The shoes were probably 
made of leather, much as they have been 
in recent times, with leather soles and the 
uppers seamed. There were, also, four 
hundred shirts ; one hundred suits of 
doublets and hose, made of leather, lined 
with "oiled skin leather," and fastened 
with hooks and eyes ; one hundred suits 
of Northern "dussens," or Hampshire ker- 
sies, lined, the hose with skins, the doub- 
lets with linen ; and a number of suits 
of Gilford or Gedleyman kersies. The 
doublet was a sort of bloomer, a short 
skirt, with a waist and sleeves. Its name 
arose from the fact that it lay in folds over 
the larger part of the person it covered. 
The hose were long, reaching to the knees 
or higher, and lined with skins for warmth 
and strength. There were four hundred 
bands, three hundred of them being plain 
falling bands. Bands were collars, some- 
times prepared with wire and stiffened with 
starch, that they might stand out hori- 
zontally, and usually held by a cord and 
tassel at the neck. They were generally 
worn by our first settlers. There were, 
also, one hundred green cotton waistcoats 
bound with red tape ; and, also, one hun- 
dred leather girdles. The girdles were 

worn to keep the doublet close to the body, 
probably, at first. There were, also, one 
hundred Monmouth caps, and five hun- 
dred red knit milled caps. Caps at that 
time were made of woolen, cotton, worst- 
ed, velvet, silk and fur. The Monmouth 
caps were so called from the place where 
they were made, and were worth about 
five times as much as those that were 
knit. A milled cap was one knit from 
double-twisted yarn, and of course was 
thicker and warmer than those knit from 
a single thread. There were, also, one 
hundred black hats, lined in the brow 
with leather. Hats were generally made 
of wool. The first settlers also had man- 
dilions, fastened with hooks and eyes. A 
mandilion was a short loose outward wrap 
resembling a long cape or short cloak and 
without sleeves. The name was derived 
from the Italian word mandilion^ the name 
of the Italians' outside loose garment. 
There were, also, sixteen dozens of gloves, 
twelve dozens of calf s leather, two dozens 
of tanned sheep's leather and two dozens 
of kid. 

The dress of the women as well as of 
the men was of dark shades of color, 
though in cut and other ways it resembled 
the apparel of those less Puritanical. 

Within five years thereafter the general 
court considered that the colonists were 
too extravagant in adopting new styles of 
dress and wearing silver, gold and silk lace, 
girdles, hatbands, embroidered or needle- 
work caps, bands and rayles, ruffs and 
beaver hats ; and in having more than one 
slash cut in each sleeve and one in the 
back. This slashwork consisted of long 
narrow openings made to show the bright 



colored inside garment. In the fall of 
1634, the court passed the following 
law : — 

" The Court, takeing into consideracon 
the greate, supfluous, & vnneccessary ex- 
pences occaconed by reason of some newe 
& imodest fashions, as also the ordinary 
weareing of silver, golde, & silke laces, 
girdles, hatbands, &c, hath therefore or- 
dered that noe pson, either man or wom- 
an, shall hereafter make or buy any ap- 
pell, either woUen, silke, or lynnen, with 
any lace on it, siluer, golde, silke, or 
thread, vnder the penalty of forfecture of 
such cloathes, &c. 

"Also, that noe pson, either man or 
woman, shall make or buy any slashed 
cloathes, other than one slashe in each 
sleeue, and another in the backe ; also, all 
cuttworks, imbroidered or needle worke 
capps, bands, & rayles, are forbidden 
hereafter to be made & worne, vnder the 
aforesaid penalty ; also, all golde or silver 
girdles, hattbands, belts, ruffs, beav'' hatts, 
are prohibited to be bought & worne here- 
after, vuder the aforesaid penalty, &c. 

"Moreouer, it is agreed, if any man 
shall iudge the weareing of any the fore- 
named pticulars, newe fashions, or long 
haire, or any thing of the like nature, to 
be vncomely, or piudiciall to the comon 
good, & the pty offending reform e not the 
same vpon notice giuen him, that then 
the nexte Assistant, being informed there- 
of, shall haue power to binde the pty soe 
offending to answer it att the nexte Court, 
if the case soe requires ; provided & it is 
the meaneing of the Court that men & 
women shall haue liberty to weare out 
such appell as they are nowe proveded 
of, (except the imoderate greate sleeves, 
slashed appell, imoderate greate rayles, 
longe wings, &c : ) this order to take place 
a fortnight after the publishing thereof."* 

In October, 1636, an additional law 
was passed, as follows : — 

" That no pson after one month, shall 
make or sell any bone lace, or other lace, 

to bee worne vpon any garment or linnen, 
vpon paine of 5 sh^ the yard for every yard 
of such lace so made or sould, or set on ; 
neith^ shall any taylo^ set any lace vpon 
any garment, vpon payne of x* for every 
offence ; pvided that binding or small 
edging laces may bee vsed vpon garments 
or linnen.^'* 

Sept. 9, 1639, the following law was 
passed by the general court : — 

" Whereas there is much complant of 
the excessive wearing of lace, & other 
superfluities tending to little vse or bene- 
fit, but to the nourishing of pride & ex- 
hausting of mens estates, & also of evill 
example to others, it is therefore ordered 
by this Court, & decreed, that hencefor- 
ward no person whatsoeuer shall psume 
to buy or sell, w^^in this iurisdiction, any 
manner of lace, to bee worne or vsed w*^- 
in o'" limits. 

" And that no taylo'^ or any other person 
whatsoever, shall hereafter set any lace or 
points vpon any garments, either linnen, 
woUen, or any other wearing cloathes 
whatsoever, & that no pson hearafter shal- 
bee imployed in making of any manner 
of lace, but such as they shall sell to such 
persons as shall & will transport the same 
out of this iurisdiction, who, in such case 
shall have liberty to buy the same : And 
that hearafter no garment shalbee made 
w**^ short sleeues, whereby the nakedness 
of the arme may bee discovered in the 
wearing thereof; & such as have garments 
already made w*^ short sleeves shall not 
hearafter were the same, vnless they cov- 
er their armes to the wrist w'^ linnen, or 
otherwise : And that hearafter no person 
whatsoever shall make any garment for 
weomen, or any of their sex, w*** sleeves 
more that halfe an elle wide in the widest 
place thereof, & so proportionable for 
biger or smaller persons. 

'* And for psent reformation of imoder- 
ate great sleeues, & some other superflui- 
ties, w''^ may easily bee redressed w*^out 
much piudice, or the spoile of garments, 

♦Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony, volume 
I, page 124. 

♦Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony, volume 
I, page 182. 



as imoderate great breches, knots of ryb- 
an, broad shoulder bands, & rayles, silk 
lasers, double ruffes, & cuffes, &c ; — 

"And whereas some have beene greived 
that such excesses were psented to the 
Courte, w^'^ concerned the members of 
churches, before the parties had bene 
dealt w*^ at hoame, intimating therby 
that the churches would (vpon notice of 
those abuses in apparell) haue taken such 
course as would have reformed their 
members, & so have pvented the trouble 
of the Courte ; — 

"This Court hath, therefore, thought fitt 
(in the great confidence it hath of the 
care & faithfulnes of the churches) to 
stay all pceedings, vpon the said psent- 
ments, in expectation that the officers & 
members of all the churches, haveing now 
cleare knowledg, both of the said disor- 
ders in apparrell, & the resolution of the 
Court to attaine a generall reformation, 
will speedily & effectually pceede against 
all offenders in this kind, & that they will 
also (from observation of o'^ pneness to fol- 
low new fashions, & to fall to excessive 
costliness in attire) keepe the more strict 
watch over all sorts for time to come ; & 
this Court doth hearby intimate to all 
whom it may concerne, (of what quality 
or estate soever they may bee,) that all 
such persons as, after all these admoni- 
tions & forbearances, shall obstinately 
persist in their excesses in this kind, shal- 
bee looket at as contemners of authority, 
& regardles of the publike weale, & must 
expect to bee pceeded against by the 
strictest course of iustice, as their offences 
shall deserve. 

"It is referred to the care of all those 
of the late grandiury men, & others who 
shall succeed, or any others, to admonish 
all offenders in their severall townes, as 
they shall have occation & opportuni- 

The passage of these laws as an expres- 
sion of the opinion of the general court 
upon the subject of extravagance in dress 
was about all that they amounted to. The 

♦Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony, volume 
I, page 261. 

church, apparently, did not take kindly 
to the jurisdiction and office given it by 
the civil authority ; and Nov. 13, 1644, 
''It is ordered, that all those former ord""" 
made about apparrell & lace are hereby 

The inventories of the personal property 
of those persons in Essex county whose 
estates were early settled give evidence 
that our first settlers were far from a mean 
condition in respect to their dress. 

In the inventory of the estate of John 
Goffe of Newbury, who died in 164 1 , are 
mentioned one purple cloth suit, doublet 
and hose ; one short coat ; one large blue 
coat ; one large white coat ; two pairs lead 
colored breeches ; one pair drawers ; one 
green doublet ; one cloth doublet ; one 
leather doublet; three pairs of shoes; 
one pair of boots ; two pairs of leather 
stockings; one pair woolen stockings; 
two hats ; one cloth cap ; etc. 

In the inventory of the estate of John 
Mattocks, in 1644, is included an old 
gray short coat ; several suits ; a pair of 
knit stockings ; a pair of cloth stockings ; 
a pair russet boots ; two pairs of shoes ; an 
old hat ; etc.; and he was a poor man. 

In the inventory of the estate of Rob- 
ert Lewis, who died in 1643, apparently 
poor, are named "his best clothes/^ valued 
at sixteen shillings ; an old hat ; an old 
stuff doublet; two cotton waistcoats; a 
pair of cotton breeches ; two pairs of cot- 
ton stockings ; a hat ; pair of shoes ; etc. 

Joanna Commins of Salem died in 
1644, and in the inventory of her estate 
(which amounted in all to only thirty- 
three pounds) are named, beside her ewe 
goat, spotted sow, milch cow, green rug, 
damask curtain, etc., one sadf colored 
"Carsy"! gown ; one hood; one stamell§ 
"Carsy" coat with velvet about the skirts ; 
one green "Carsy" petticoat ; one blue pet- 

*Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony, volume 
II, page 66. 

tA dark shade of a color; dull color. 

JKersey ; a coarse cloth woven from long wools. 
Name probably derived from Kersey, Suffolk, 
England, where the woolen trade was once carried 


§A woolen cloth colored red. 



ticoat; one stuff petticoat; one black 
petticoat ; one red cotton shag* waist- 
coat; white shag waistcoat; one black 
cloak ; one black grograin gown ; one taw- 
ny serge apron ; green serge apron ; black 
hat ; two calico aprons, laced about ; nine 
"crost clothes," laced plain; two coifs, f 
one cutwork and one blackwork; four 
handkerchiefs, laced and cut work ; three 
plain handkerchiefs ; two pairs of stock- 
ings ; old shifts; pair of shoes ; muff; etc. 
Robert Pease of Salem, a man of or- 
dinary means, having a good farm, died 
in 1644. Among the items in the inven- 
tory of his estate are two suits of apparel, 
coat, hat, pair of stockings, pair of shoes, 

Widow Margery Wathen died in 1644, 
possessed, among many other things, of 
one purple gown ; one purple waist cloth, 
laced ; one red petticoat and waist cloth ; 
one tawny cloak cloth ; one old mixed 
color cloth gown; one London russet 
gown of cloth ; one *'perpetuance" hood ; 
one old purple petticoat and waist cloth ; 
tawny doublet and "portingal" cap ; one 
russet * 'pagon" apron ; one Holland white 
waist cloth ; two Holland aprons ; four 
neck handkerchiefs, laced ; five plain 
neck handkerchiefs ; six pocket handker- 
chiefs ; one long neckcloth ; three laced 
cross cloths ; two plain cross cloths ; one 
white wrought coif ; four white stuff coifs; 
four old coifs ; two Holland coifs ; three 
white stuff stomachers;! three white 
wrought stomachers ; one pair of white 
knit thread gloves ; one silk girdle ; five 
women's shifts ; one pair of cotton gloves; 
one "straddle" band; one "pema' pain- 
lads ;" one embroidered girdle ; one pair 
of old shoes ; one white apron ; one blue 
apron ; one pair of old worsted stockings ; 
one flannel neck cloth; a cotton waist- 
coat ; cloak buttons. 

Jane Gaines of Lynn died in 1644. 
She was of ordinary estate, both real and 

*Shag was a kind of cloth having a long, coarse 
woolly nap. 

tHead dress. 

XAn ornamental covering worn over the breast 
by women. 

personal, and among the articles of appar- 
el belonging to her estate were one man's 
coat and breeches; one man's doublet; 
one man's waistcoat; a woman's gown ; 
three women's waistcoats ; a man's coat ; 
a woman's cloak and hood ; two petti- 
coats ; one woman's hat ; one linen skirt 
for a shift ; two shifts for a woman ; two 
skirts for shifts ; a white apron, ten hand ; 
kerchiefs; twelve coifs; four cross cloths; 
three head cloths ; one neck cloth ; two 
bands ; a straw hat ;* one pair shoes ; one 
pair of gloves ; one pair of stockings ; 
apron ; three pairs of " bodys ;"t one pair 
of pattens ;§ etc. 

Widow Margaret Pease of Salem died 
in 1644, having an ordinary estate for a 
woman of her time. She had five aprons ; 
cloth gown ; one stuff gown ; red petti- 
coat ; two old petticoats ; two old waist- 
coats ; red waistcoat ; two hoods ; cloak ; 
green apron ; and a hat. 

John Thorne of Salem died in 1646. 
He was a man of small means ; and in the 
inventory of his estate is included a great 
coat, valued at one pound ; two cloth 
suits ; one stuff suit ; two hats ; two shirts ; 
three bands; two handkerchiefs; one 
pair of milled stockings ; one pair of yarn 
stockings; two pairs of shoes; a waistcoat; 

Oct. 14, 1 65 1, the general court passed 
a new law as follows : — 

" Although seuerall declarations and 
orders have bin made by this Court against 
excesse in apparrell both of men and woe- 
men, which have not yet taken that ef- 
fect which were to be desired, but, on the 
contrary, we cannot but to our greife take 
notice that intoUerable excess and brav- 
ery hath crept in vppon vs, and especially 
amongst people of meane condition, to 
the dishonor of God, the scandall of our 
profession, the consumption of estates, 
and altogether vnsuiteable to our povertie ; 
and although we acknowledge it to be a 
matter of much difficultie, in regard of the 
blindness of mens mindes, and the stub- 

*This is the earliest straw hat mentioned. 

t Bodice. 

gShoes with wooden soles. 



bornes of their wills, to set downe exact 
rules to confine all sorts of persons, yet 
we cannot but account it our duty to co- 
mend vnto all sorts of persons the sober 
and moderate vse of those blessings 
which, beyond our expectation, the Lord 
hath been pleased to afford vnto vs in 
this wilderness, and also to declare our 
vtter detestation and dislike that men or 
women of meane condition, educations, 
& callinges should take vppon them the 
garbe of gentlemen, by wearing gold or 
siluer lace, or buttons, or points at their 
knees, to walke in great bootes, or wom- 
en of the same ranke to weare silke or 
tiffany hoodes or scarfes, which though 
allowable to persons of greater estates, 
or more liberall education, yet we cannot 
but judge it intollerable in persons of 
such like condition; itt is therefore 
ordered by this Court, and the authoritie 
thereof, that no person within this juris- 
diction, or any of their relations depend- 
ing vppon them, whose visible estates, 
reall and personall, shall not exceede the 
true and indifferent value of two hun- 
dred pounds, shall weare any gold or siluer 
lace, or gold or siluer buttons, or any 
bone lace above two shillings p yard, or 
silk hoods or scarfes, vppon the pcenalty 
of ten shillings for euery such offence ; and 
euery such delinquent to be psented by 
the grand jury. And forasmuch as dis- 
tinct and particuler rules in this case, 
suiteable to the estate or qualitie of each 
person, cannot easily be given, it is further 
ordered by the authoritie afforesajd, that 
the selectmen of euery towne, or the 
major part of them, are hereby enabled 
and required from time to time, to have 
regard and take notice of apparrell in any 
of the inhabitants of their seuerall townes 
respectively, & whosoeuer they shall judge 
to exceed their rankes and abillitie in the 
costlynes or fashion of their apparrell in 
any respect, especially in the wearing of 
ribbons or great bootes, (leather being 
so scarce a commoditie in this country,) 
lace pointes, &c, silk hoods or scarfes,* 

* The words "silke hoods or scarfes" were left 
out in the first draft through oversight and were 

the select men aforesajd shall have power 
to assesse such persons so offending in 
any of the particulars above mentioned 
in the country rates, at two hundred 
pounds estates, according to that propor- 
tion that such men vse to pay to whom 
such apparrell is suiteable and allowed, 
provided that this law shall not extend 
to the restraint of any magistrate or other 
publicke officer of this jurisdiction, theire 
wives and children, who are left to their 
discretion in wearing of apparrell, or any 
settled millitary officer or souldier in the 
time of military service, or any other 
whose education and imployments have 
beene above the ordinary degree, or whose 
estates haue beene considerable, though 
now decayed ; & this order to take place 
& be of force two moneths after the end 
of this session of Court."* 

Under this law, complaints to the mag- 
istrates were speedily made. At the Ips- 
wich court, held Sept. 28, 1652, Ruth 
Halfield of Wenham (?) was presented 
for excess in apparel, but, at the next 
court, held March 29, 1653, it being 
shown that she was under the government 
of her mother, who was worth two hun- 
dred pounds, she was discharged. 

At the court held in Salem Nov. 30, 
1652, Robert Edwards of Manches- 
ter was fined for wearing silver lace and 
silver and gold buttons; Abigail, wife 
of Arthur Kippin of Lynn, for wear- 
ing broad bone lace; Henry Bullock 
of Salem, for wearing great boots, rib- 
bons, gold and silver lace, etc. ; and 
Mark Haskell of Salem, for wearing broad 
lace. Jonas Fairbanks of Lynn was pre- 
sented for wearing great boots, but was 

At the court held in Salem in Decem- 
ber, 1652, the wife of Austin Killam of 
Wenham was presented for wearing a 
silk scarf or hood ; and John Brackenbury 
of Salem, for wearing points and ribbons. 
The wife of Thomas Fiske of Wenham 

added to the second draft May 27, 1652. — Rec- 
ords of Massachusetts Bay Colony^ volume III^ 

page 332 ' 

* Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony, volume 
III, page 311, and volume IV, part i, page 57. 



was fined for wearing a tiffany or silk 
hood ; and Alice, daughter of William 
Flint of Salem, having been presented 
for wearing a silk hood , was discharged, 
it being proved that her father was worth 
above two hundred pounds. 

At the court held in Ipswich March 
29, 1653, George Palmer was fined ten 
shillings for wearing silver lace; and 
Samuel Brocklebank, who was presented 
for wearing silver lace, was discharged in 
consideration of his employment, etc. 

At the court held in Salem June 28, 
1653, the wife of Thomas Day was fined 
for wearing a silk scarf; and two days 
later the wife of John Tompkins was 
fined for wearing a silk hood. 

At the Ipswich court held Sept. 27, 
1653, the wife of Richard Coy of Wen- 
ham (?) was discharged ; also the wives 
of Hugh March, John Whipple, Richard 
Knight and Nicholas Noyes, they being 
worth above two hundred pounds. The 
wife of John Hutchings was presented for 
wearing a silk hood , and discharged upon 
testimony of her having been brought up 
above the ordinary rank. The wives of 
John Swett and William Chandlour were 
each fined ten shiUings for wearing silk 
hoods. The wife of Anthony Potter was 
presented for wearing a silk hood. Rich- 
ard Brabrook was also presented for 
wearing a silk scarf, but it was not proven. 
The wives of Thomas Harris, Thomas 
Wayte and Edward Browne were also 
presented, but all were discharged upon 
proof of their education and bringing up. 

This spasm of economy and morality 
continued no longer in Essex county, and 
the law remained a dead letter for years. 
It is interesting to note the various ex- 
pedients taken to remedy the evil of un- 
due dress. First, making it a crime ; 
second, taxing the wearers of immoder- 
ate apparel on two hundred pounds as- 
sessed valuation, on the assumption that 
that amount of property must have been 
possessed, or they would not have so 
dressed ; and, third, through and by the 
church, on the ground of moral or relig- 
ious duty. Apparently the church re- 

fused to interfere, taxation was not feasi- 
ble, and the criminal law was only spas- 
modically enforced. The trouble was 
that the general court sought to enact 
laws that would severely affect other peo- 
ple, but would wholly exempt themselves 
from its operation, — laws that natur- 
ally are unpopular and bound to become 
dead letters. 


" Beverly, June 6. A number of young 
Ladies, of feveral Ages, very early in the 
Morning, affembled at the houfe of the 
Rev. Mr. Champney, with their Spinning- 
Wheels, bringing with them a Sufficiency, 
and indeed more, to employ them the 
whole Day, which they fpent with great 
Diligence and furprizing Application, and 
with much Decency and Propriety. Their 
exact Number was fixty. The Number of 
Skeins they fpun, was one hundred of 
Linen and Cotton Yarn, twenty Knots in 
a Skein, which they generoufly left with 
the Family at Night, befide fome Wool 
and Flax, which the Approach of the 
Evening forbid their fpinning. 'Twas re- 
marked by many, that nothing but Love 
and Pleafure appeared in their Words and 
Behaviour. — It may not be amifs to let 
the Pablick know, that divers in the Par- 
ifh were generous and refpectful to Mr. 
Champney and Family on the Occafion." 

'^Boxford, May 17. Mr. Jofeph Robin- 
fon, of this Town, had a Ewe that bro't 
him four Lambs this Spring at a Time, 
and are all alive, and like to do well. 
They all fuck the Ewe, and look as likely 
to live as any Lambs I have feen this 
Year. The fame Ewe bro't three Lambs 
at a Time laft Spring, and raifed up two 
of them. — If our Sheep fhould all increafe 
fo fast, we fhould have but little Need of 
fending Home for our Goods." 

— Essex Gazette^ June 13-20, 1769. 

Nelly Blanchard married Samuel Dan- 
forth of Lynnfield Aug. 24, 1794. 

John, son of John and Dorcus Blanch- 
ard, born May 2, 1790. 

— Andover town records. 





William Bowditch^ lived in Salem as 
early as 1639, and is said to have come 
from Devonshire, England. He married 

Sarah . 

Children : — 
2 — I. William'. See below (^). 
3 — II. Nathaniel,'^ bapt. 12: 12: 1642-3. 
Nathaniel Bowditch of Newport, R. 
I., sold land in Salem in 1674. 

William Bowditch,^ lived at Salem. 

He married Sarah ; and before Nov. 

12, 1 68 1, when an appraisal of his estate 
was taken. He had a large number of 
books and a ketch. 

Only child : — 
4 — I. William,^ b. Aug. — , 1663. See be- 
low {4). 

Capt. William Bowditch,^ born in 
August, 1663. He was a master-mariner 
and merchant, and lived in Salem. He 
married Miss Mary Gardner of Salem 
Aug. 30, 1688: and she died in 1724. 
He died May 28, 1728, aged sixty- four. 
He was the original treasurer of the Union 
Wharf proprietors ; and devised his home- 
stead to his son Joseph Bowditch. His 
estate was appraised at ;,^ 4, 45 2, 2s. , <^d. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
5 — I. Mary,-^ b. Aug. 2, 1689; d. Oct. 2, 

6 — II. William,^ b. Oct. 31, 1690; d. Oct. 

12, 1706. 
7 — III. Mary,3 b. Dec. 18, 1693; "^-j fi'^** 
James Butler of Boston Sept. 8, 
1 71 5; second, Capt. Samuel Barton 
of Salem Dec. 26, 1723; and d., of 
consumption, Feb. — , 1723-4. 
8 — IV. Sarah,^ b. Jan. 10, 1695-6; m. Joseph 
Hathorne of Salem June 30, 1715. 
Nathaniel Hawthorne, the novelist, 
is a descendant. 
9 — V. Thomas,^ b. June 5, 1698; d. Nov. 30, 

10 — VI. Joseph,^ b. Aug. 21, 1700. See below 

II — VII. Ebenezer,^ b. April 26, 1702. See be- 
low (//). 
12 — VIII. Eunice,^ b. June 8, 1705; d. July 2, 


13 — IX. Eunice,' b. March 22, 1707; m. Wil- 
liam Hunt of Salem Dec. 12, 1728. 

14 — X. Daniel,^ b. June 19, 1709 (baptized 
April 7, 1709); lived in Salem; mar- 
iner; d. about 1730. 

15 — XI. William^^ b. Jan. 18, 1712-3; d. Nov. 

I1 1715- 


Capt. Joseph Bowditch,3 born in Salem 

Aug. 2 1,1 700. He was called an esquire ; 

was clerk of the courts for many years ; 

and a man of great humor. He married 

Elizabeth Hunt June 22, 1725 ; and died 

Oct. 6, 1780, at the age of eighty. 
Children, born in Salem : — 

16 — I. William,* bapt. Feb. 12, 1726-7; d. 
June 29, 1729, aged two years and 
five months. 

17 — II Joseph,* bapt. Nov. 29, 1730. See be- 
low (jy). 

18 — III. Mary,* bapt. Dec. 17, 1732; m. Capt. 
Jonathan Orne of Salem Aug. 21, 

19 — IV. Elizabeth,* m. William Jeffrey of Sa- 
lem Sept. 21, 1766; and she was his 
widow in 1780 and 1793. 

20 — V. Sarah,* bapt. Jan. 23, 1736-7 ; d. Oct. 
2, 1 764, aged twenty-seven. 

21 — VI. Eunice,* bapt. May 20, 1739; d. June 
II, 1765, aged "twenty-five." 

22 — VII. Daniel,* bapt . May 2, 1742. 


Capt. Ebenezer Bowditch,+ born in 
Salem April 26, 1702. He was a master- 
mariner and merchant, and lived in Sa^em 
at 209 Essex Street. He married Miss 
Mary Turner of Salem Aug. 15, 1728; 
and died Feb. 2, 1768, aged "sixty-four." 
She survived him. His estate, which was 
appraised at ;£6i6, 15^., 4^ d., was in- 

Children, born in Salem : — 
23 — I. Ebenezer," b. Sept. 28, 1729. See be- 
low {2j). 
24 — II. JOHN,^ b. April 3, 1732. See below 

25 — III. Thomas,^ b. about 1733. See below 

26 — IV. William,^ b. in 1735; d. Dec. 29, 

1752, aged eighteen. 
27 — V. Habakkuk,' bapt. March 5, 1737-8, 

See below (^7). 
28— VI. Mary,* b. about 1741; d. April 22, 

1757, aged fifteen. 

Capt. Joseph Bowditch,s baptized in 
Salem Nov. 29, 1730. He was a mer- 
chant, and lived in Salem. He married 
Miss Sarah Gardner of Salem March 3, 
1757: and she died Dec. 8, 179 7- He 
was living in 1793. 



Child, born in Salem : — 
29 — I. Joseph,' bapt. Nov. 20, 1757; mer- 
chant; lived in Salem; d., probably 
unmarried, April 29, 1800, aged for- 

Capt. Ebenezer Bowditch,5 born in 

Salem Sept. 28, 1729. Relived in Salem ; 

and married Elizabeth Oilman of Ipswich 

July 17, 1755. He died Aug. 3, 1771, 

aged forty two ; and she died, his widow, 

Feb. II, 1824, aged ninety-two. 
Children, born in Salem : — 

30 — I. Elizabeth,^ bapt. May 2, 1756; d. 

31 — II. William,' bapt. July 9, 1758; d. 

32 — III. Eunice," bapt. June 15, 1760. 

33 — IV. Elizabeth,' bapt. Sept. 5, 1762. 

34 — V. William,' bapt. Aug. 12, 1764. 

35 — VI. Ebenezer,' bapt. Nov. 23, 1766; cap- 
tain ; probably m . Mary Appleton of 
Salem July 25, 1797; she d. May 17, 
181 9, aged forty-seven; and he d. 
July 23, 1830, aged sixty-three. 

36 — VII. Andrew,' bapt. June 4, 1769. 


Capt. John Bowditch,5 bom in Salem 
April 3, 1732. He was a master- mariner, 
and lived in Salem. He married Miss 
Mary Carlton of Salem July 12, 1759. 
Administration upon his estate was grant- 
ed Nov. 14, 1793 ; and she survived him. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
37 — I. Mary,' bapt. June 15, 1760; probably 
m. Levvds Hunt of Salem April 7, 
38 — II. Hannah,' bapt. Dec. 13, 1 761; prob- 
ably m. John IngersoU of Salem July 
21, 1792. 
39 — III. John,' bapt. March 4, 1764; probably 
m. Polly Cook of Salem Mar. 11, 
1 791. 
40 — IV. Deborah,' bapt. Oct. 11, 1767. 
41 — V. Samuel,' bapt. May 7, 1769; m. Nan- 
cy Welman of Salem Aug. 15, 1790. 
42 — VL Ebenezer,' bapt. Oct. 6, 1771. See 
No. 35. 

Capt. Thomas Bowditch,5 born in Sa- 
lem about 1733. He was a mariner, and 
lived in Salem. He married Sarah Ban- 
croft of Lynn April 21, 1760; and she 
died Feb. 26, 1808, aged sixty-six. He 
died July 29, 1808, aged seventy- four. 

Children born in Salem : — 
43 — I. Thomas,' b. in 176-. See below {43). 
44 — II. Daniel,' bapt. March 10, 1765. 
45 — III. Joseph,' bapt. July 5, 1767; d. young. 
46 — IV. Sarah,' bapt. Sept. 17, 1769; probably 

m. John Brindley May 12, 1793. 
47 — V. Jane,' bapt. March 20, 1774. 
48 — VI. Joseph,' b. about 1776; d. Aug. 30, 

1824, aged forty-eight. 
49 — VII. Ebenezer,' bapt. April — , 1783. 
50 — VIII. Richard,' bapt. April — , 1783. 
51 — IX. Elizabeth,' bapt. April — , 1783. 
52 — X. George,' bapt. April — , 1783. 


Capt. Habakkuk Bowditch,5 baptized 
March 5, 1737-8. He was a mariner, and 
lived in Salem. He married Mary Inger- 
soU of Salem July 23, 1765; and died 
July 28, 1798, aged sixty. His estate was 

Children, born in Salem : — 

53 — I. Mary,** bapt.March 30, 1766 ; probably 

m. David Martin of Salem April 20, 

54 — II. Habakkuk,' bapt. May 15, 1768. 

55 — III. Elizabeth, 8 bapt. May 19, 1771. 

56 — IV. Nathaniel,' b. March 26, 1773; cel- 
ebrated mathematician; "captain;" 
lived in Salem until 1823, when he 
removed to Boston; m., first, Miss 
Elizabeth B. Boardman March 25, 
1798; she d. Oct. 18, 1798; ro., sec- 
ond, his cousin, Mary IngersoU, in 
Danvers, Oct. 28, 1800; she d., of 
consumption, April 17, 1834; and he 
d. at Boston March 16, 1838. He 
had eight children. 

57 — V. Samuel Ingersoll,' bapt. Sept. la, 

58 — VI. William,' bapt. Sept. 12, 1779. 

59 — VII. Lois,6 bapt. April i, 1781. 


Capt. Thomas Bowditch,^ born in Sa- 
lem in 1 7 6-. He was a master- mariner, 
and lived in Salem. He married Miss 
Lucy Mansfield of Salem Sept. 17, 1786. 
She was called Lucretia in one place. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
60 — I. Lucretia,' bapt. July i, 1787. 
61 — II. Betsey Mansfield,' bapt. Aug. 9, 

62 — III. Thomas,' bapt. Nov. 27, 1791. 
63 — IV. Sarah,' bapt. May 26, 1793. 
64 — V. Amos Hendfield,' bapt. Dec. 6, 1795. 
65 — VI. John,' bapt. Dec. 31, 1797. 
66 — VII. Mary Pickman,' bapt. May 14, 1800. 




Nathan Bowen% born in 1697, lived 
in Marblehead, and was a shopkeeper, 
scrivener and esquire. He is frequently 
called "gentleman" in the records. He 

married, first, Sarah in or before 

1720; and she died Sept. 18, 1740. He 
married, second, Hannah Harris Nov. 18, 
1741 ; and she was living in 1753. He 
married, third, Mary Boden May 27, 
1764 ; and he died Dec. 23, 1776, aged 
seventy-nine. His estate was appraised 
at ;,^ 2,220, IIS, 2 ^^. He had land 
in Windham, Me., and a negro woman 
named Fortune. His wife Mary survived 
him, and was his widow in 1796. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 

2 — I. 

3— "• 
4 — in. 

5— IV. 

6 — V. 

7 — VI. 

8— vii. 

9 — VIII. 

10 — IX. 

II — X. 
12 — XI. 

See be- 





Edward2, b^ Dec, ^o, 1720. 

low (^). 

Mary-, b. Oct. 9, 1722. 

Sarah^, b. Dec. 7, 1724. 

Nathan^, b. Dec. 17, 1726. See below 

Ashley^, b. in 1727. See below (6). 

Sarah'', b. June 16, 1730; m. 

Stiles before 1774; and she was his 
widow in 1788 and 1793, living in 

Abigail^, b. Feb. 12, 1732-3; 
John Wight of Andover Jan. 
1756; and she was of Andover, 
widow, in 1781. 

Elizabeth^, b. Feb. 27, 1734; 
Knott Martin, jr., of Marblehead, 
coaster, Dec. 27, 1756; and they 
were living in Marblehead in 1793. 

Anna2, b. May 3, 1737; m. Capt. 
John Prince of Marblehead Nov. 15, 
1758; and she was of Marblehead, 
his widow, in 1 788 and 1 796 . 

Hannah^, b. Sept. 6, 1740. 

Hannah', b. July 8, 1743, "second 
of the name;" probably m. Richard 
Reed, jr., July i, 1762. 

Capt. Edward Bowen^, born in Marble- 
head Dec. 30, 1720. He was a yeoman, 
mariner and esquire, and lived in Marble- 
head. He married, first, Miss Elizabeth 
Boden Feb. i, 1750; and she died July 
3, 1 76 1. He married, second, Mary 
Burnham Aug. 10, 1762; and she died 
before Nov. 7, 1769. He married, third, 
Deborah (Kimball), widow of Benjamin 
Hawkes of Marblehead July 14, 1774; 

and she was his wife in 1793. He mar- 
ried, fourth, Mrs. Mercy Cross May 3, 
1 795; and she survived him. He died Oct. 
5, 1796, at the age of seventy-five. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
13 — I. Benjamin^, b. Nov. 15, 1750. See 

below {13). 
14 — II. Nathan^, b. Oct. 5, 1752. See below 

15 — III. Edward^, b. Aug. 17, 1755; d. 

'* Coming from New York" Jan. 13, 

16 — IV. WfLLiAM^, bapt. July 2, 1758; d. 

17 — V. William^, b. June 27, 1761; d. July 

3. 1761. 

18 — VI. William^, b. in 1763; lived in Sher- 
burn, Mass., in 1784. 

19 — VII. Sarah^, bapt. Oct. 29, 1775; d. 

20 — VIII. James^, bapt. Oct. 20, 1776; lived in 
Marblehead; mariner; and adminis- 
tration was granted on his estate 
March 26, 1798. 

21 — IX Edward^, bapt. Jan. 31, 1779; d. 
Nov. 27, 1805, aged "twenty-seven." 

22 — X. SaRah^, bapt. Feb. 25, 1781; m. Sam- 
uel Thompson, jr., Dec. 27, 1803. 

23 — XI. Elizabeth^, bapt. Oct. 12, 1783. 

Nathan Bowen*, born in Marblehead 
Dec. 17, 1726. He lived in Marblehead, 
and married Martha Trevett Oct. 11, 


Child :— 
24 — I Martha-*, bapt. April 27, 1755, in 

Capt. Ashley Bowen^ born in Marble- 
head in 1727. He was a mariner and 
rigger, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married, first, Deborah Chadwick of Box- 
ford, at Boxford, May 7, 1758; and she 
was his wife in 1770. He married, 
second, Mary Shaw Dec. 8, 1771; and 
she was his wife in 1780. He married, 
third, Mrs. Hannah Graves Feb. 6, 1782 ; 
and she was his wife in 1792. Captain 
Bowen died Feb. 2, 1813, at the age of 
eighty-five or eighty-six. 

Children, born in Marblehead: — 
25 — I. Ashley^, b. Jan. 14, 1758. 
26 — II. Ashley^, bapt. Feb. 8, 1761. 


27— ^ni. 

28— IV. 

29 — V. 


Hannah^, bapt. Feb. 19, 1764. 
Nathan^, bapt. Oct. 4, 1767. 

below {28). 
Ambrose^, bapt. Jan. 14, 1770. 



Benjamin Bowen3, born in Marblehead 
Nov. 15, 1750. He lived in Marblehead, 
and married Martha Florance (published 

June 19, 1773)- 

Children born in Marblehead : — 

30 — I. Mary/ had an illegitimate son, Benja- 
min Bowen, born in Marblehead Jan. 
18, 1798, and he died " in the West 
Indies with Capt. Quiner in Schr 
Regulator," rec. Jan. 15, 1820, 
*' aged twenty-two." 

31 — II. Benjamin*, b. 1 773-1 790 (?). 

32 — HI. Philip'', bapt. Nov. 29, 1778; living 
in 1796. 


Dea. Nathan Bowen3, born in Marble- 
head Oct. 5, 1752. He was a cabinet 
maker, and lived in Marblehead. He 
married, first, Elizabeth Martin Oct. 23, 
1781 ; and she died May 18, 1797, aged 
thirty- six. He married, second, Mrs. 
Hannah Martin Aug. 13, 1797 ; and died 
Aug. 11(9 — gravestone), 1837, aged 
eighty-four. His wife Mary survived him, 
and died, his widow. May 21, 1838, at 
the age of eighty. 

Children, born in Marblehead : — 
33 — I. Elizabeth*, bapt. July 20, 1783. 
34 — II. Thomas Martin*, bapt. June 26, 1785; 
captain; m. Miriam Russell May 27, 
1810; and she d., of consumption. 
May 25, 1824, aged thirty-nine. 
35 — III. Benjamin Boden,* bapt. May 27, 


36 — IV. Mary*, b. about 1791; d., of con- 
sumption, May 15, 1818, at the age 
of twenty- six. 

37 — V, Hannah*, b. about 1792; d., of con- 
sumption, Nov. 25, 1 8 19, aged 


Nathan Bowen3, baptized in Marble- 
head Oct. 4, 1767. He lived in Marble- 
head, and married Lydia Pritchard Jan. 
20, 1793. 

Child :— 
38 — I. Nathan*, bapt. Nov. 3, 1793. 


Joseph Boyce^ born about 1609, lived 
in that part of Salem now Peabody as 
early as 1640. He was a tanner by trade, 
and early became associated with the 

Quakers. He married EUenor ; and 

died about 1694 ; his will, dated 4 : 9 
mo : 1684, being proved Feb. 18, 1694-5. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
2 — I. Mary', m. Josiah Southwick of Salem 

in 1658; and she was living in 1684. 
3 — II. Esther', bapt. 21: 12: 1640-1; m. 
Daniel Southwick of Salem 23: 12: 
1663; and was living in 1684. 
4 — III. Elizabeth', bapt. 6 : i : 1641-2 ; m. 

Hanson before 1684. 

5 — IV. Joseph^, bapt. 31: i: 1644. See below 

6 — V. Benjamin^, bapt. 16: 3: 1647; proba- 
bly d. before 1684. 

Joseph Boyce^, baptized in Salem 31 : 
I : 1644. He was a tanner, and lived in 
Salem on his father's homestead. He 
married Sarah Meachum 4 : 12 mo : 
1667 ; and died between 1709 and 1722. 
She survived him. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
7 — I. Sarah^, b. 4: 10 mo: 1668. 
8 — II. Joseph^, b. about 1672. See below (5). 
9 — III. Benjamin^. See below{g). 
10 — IV. Jonathan^. See below (/o). 
II — V. David^ See below {ii). 
12 — VI. Esther^, m. Ezekiel Goldthwaite of 
Salem March 20, 1695-6. 


Joseph Boyce3, born in Salem about 
1672, was a tanner and miller, and lived 
on his grandfather's homestead in Salem. 
He married Rebecca (Trask), widow of 
Samuel Potter of Salem about 1695 ; and 
died in 1723. She survived him, and mar- 
ried, secondly, Benjamin Very of Salem 
(published Dec. 4, 1731), being the lat- 
ter 's widow in 1739. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
13 — I. Mary", b. Feb. 15, 1695-6. 
14 — II. Rebecca*, b. i: 31: 1697; probably d. 

15 — III. Joseph'', b. 10: 29: 1699; tanner (also 
called Sadler, 1 727-1 731 ; mariner, 
1739; and innholder, I74i)' ™' Miss 
Content Lindsey; lived in Salem until 
just before 1755, when they removed 



to Bakeman's Precinct, Dutchess 
county, N. Y. 

i6 — IV. Abigail", m. John Richards of Sa- 
lem (pub. Oct. II, 1729). 

17 — V. John'*. See below {if). 

18— VI. Samuel'', b. about 171 1; m. Eunice 
Goodale of Salem Oct. 15, 1740; and 
lived in Danvers, laborer, in 1754- 

19 — VII. Nicholas,'* b. about 1714: aged fifteen 
in 1730. 

• 9 

Benjamin Boyce3 was a fuller and cord- 
wainer, and lived in Salem until 1725, 
when he removed to Mendon. He mar- 
ried, first, Mary Allen of Lynn (published 
Sept. 30, 1699); and she died before 1709. 

He married, second, Susanna before 

T709 ; and she was his wife in 1725. 

Children, born in Salem : — 
20 — I. Mary^, b. April 10, 1701; m. Nathan 
Gaskill of Salem, husbandman, before 
21 — II. Isaac*, b. Oct. 15, 1704. 


Jonathan Boyce3 lived in that part of 
Salem that was incorporated as Danvers 
in 1752. He was a yeoman, and in 1723- 
4 was called a stone-cutter. He married, 

first, Patience before 1716; and, 

second, Abigail before 1723. His 

wife was Abigail in 1758. He died in 
1767, *' far advanced in years ; " his will 
dated March 26, 1754, being proved 
May 4, 1767. His estate was appraised 
at ^201, 135-., Zd. 

Children : — 
22 — I. Ebenezer'*. See below {22). 
23— 11. Jonathan*. See below {23). 
24 — III. Patience'*, m. Samuel Osborne before 

25 — IV. Lydia'* m. Dwoifiell before 1754. 


David Boyce3, husbandman, lived in 
Lynn until 1735, when he removed to 
that part of Salem which was subsequent- 
ly incorporated as Danvers. He married, 
first, Anna Alley of Salem (published 
March 29, 171 2), and, second, Sarah 
(Lindsey), widow of Smith of Sa- 
lem (published Jan. 29, 1728-9). The 
latter was his wife in 1756 ; and he was 
living in Danvers as late as 1761. 

Children : — 

26 — I. David'*, husbandman; lived in Lynn in 
1744, and in Salem, 1 746-1 770; m. 
Catherine (Daland), widow of Robert 
Neal of Salem Sept. 20, 1 744 ; and 
she was his wife in 1770. 

John Boyce4, tanner and mariner, 
lived in Salem. He married Elizabeth 
Osborne of Salem Jan. 18, 1727-8; and 
she was his wife in 1734. 

Children : — 
27 — I. JOHN,^ cordwainer, lived in Lynn in 
17545 probably m. Mary Howard, in 
Lynn, Dec. 12, 1750. 
28 — II. William,^ potter, lived in Dighton, 

Mass., in 1754. 
29 — III. Elizabeth^, spinster, lived in Smith- 
field, R. I., unmarried, in 1754. 


Ebenezer Boyce4, yeoman and mill- 
stone maker, lived in Danvers. He mar- 
ried Rebecca , before 1768 ; and 

died before Feb. 2, 1784, when admin- 
istration was granted upon his estate. 
She survived him. 

Children : 
20 — I. Stephen,^ yeoman, lived in Danvers; 
and d. in the winter of i8o|-S, appar- 
ently childless. 
31 — II. Joseph^, living in 1804. 
32 — III. Rebecca'^, unmarried in 1804. 


Jonathan Boyce4, husbandman, lived 
in Danveis. He conveyed his homestead 
to his son Jonathan in 1787. His will, 
dated 26 : i: 1792, was proved March 
28, 1803. In it he mentions three 
granddaughters, Content, Patience and 
Theodate Boyce. 

Children : — 
33—1- Jonathan^ See below^i^ss). 
34 — II. Hannah^, m. — 

Needham before 

Jonathan BoYCE,s yeoman and miller, 
lived in Danvers in 1799. 

Children : — 
35 — I. Jonathan^, cordwainer, lived in Lynn, 

36 — II. Solomon^ living in 1792. 
37 — III. THOMAS^ living in 1 792. 
38 — IV. Benjamin^, living in 1 792. 



SALEM IN J700. NO. 23. 


The map on page 63 represents that 
part of Salem lying between Essex street 
and the harbor and from a line nearly par- 
allel with Turner street and about eighty 
feet easterly thereof and a line nearly 
parallel with Daniels street and about 
one hundred feet easterly thereof. It 
is based on actual surveys and title 
deeds, and is drawn on a scale of two 
hundred feet to an inch. It shows the 
location of all houses that were standing 
there in 1700. 

The braces marked " a " show where 
Derby street runs ; and that marked " b " 
shows the water end of Turner street. 

Essex street was the original main 
thoroughfare in this section. It was 
called a street or highway in 1667; ye 
street, 1670; "a. highway or the strete 
that goes from y® meting house down 
to the neck so caled," 1683; ye high 
street, 1687 ; ye main street, 1706 ; Main 
street, 1788; and Essex street, 1795. 

The ancient way by the side of the 
water was provided for in the original 
laying out of the town, ill 1628 or 1629. 
It was called the highway that runs be- 
tween Mrs. Ann More's estate and the 
south harbor in 1668. It was used as 
the main road to reach the wharves and 
warehouses along the south harbor until 
the laying out of Derby street in 1767. 
After that time it was but little used, and 
a few years later became obsolete ; 
although in the deed of John Turner to 
Samuel Ingersoll, of the Turner house and 
lot, Sept. 30, 1782, it is stated that the 
grantor conveyed the estate, "referving to 
the ufe of faid town the way at the fouth- 
erly end of the premifes of twelve feet in 
wedth for the use of the Inhabitants as 
heretofore, faid way to be above high 
water mark."* 

What is now Turner street originated in 
the following manner : Edward Woolen 
laid out through the middle of his lot of 

•Essex Registry of Deeds, book 137, leaf 100. 

land a drive way, which he called in 1679 
" a particular way." In 1683, he sold a 
lot of land on th's way to his son-in-law 
Hugh Pasco, agreeing that it should be 
"a particular high way.'' It was not for- 
mally laid out, however, until May 28, 
1684, when it is recorded as "the privi- 
lege of a highway," the record being as 
follows : "I have accordingly . . laid Outy* 
high Way which is Twenty fiue foot Square 
for y® Turning of Cattle Carts or Sleds 
towards m" Elizabeth Turner her Gates 
& fifteen foot wide all y® way from thence 
to y® main Street in Salem Except in y® 
narrow betwixt my houfe & my Garden 
& there it is but thirteen ffoot & a halfe 
wide & There was prefent Leiu' Jeremiah 
Neale, Samuel Pike blacksmith ffrancis 
Neale Sen'^ and ffrancis Neale Jim'^ and this 
high Way was by me layed Out y® Twenty 
Eigth Day of May one thoufand and Six 
hundred lEighty fower."* This privilege 
of a way was assigned by Mr. Pasco to 
Francis Neale May 29, 1684.* This 
part of the present street only went as 
far as the present Derby street. When 
Mr. Woolen conveyed a lot to John Mars- 
ters in 1690, he also conveyed to him "a 
priviledge in y® Lane to turne a cart att 
the Lower end." It was called a lane or 
highway left for the use of the proprietors 
in 1680; the lane that runs down along 
to the land or house of Capt. Charles 
Redford,t 1687 ; ye lane going downe to 
the water side, 1687 : ye highway, 1695 ; 
and the lane going down to Col Turner's, 

1724. That part of the lane that now 
runs through the ancient Turner estate 
was laid out by Hon. John Turner about 

1725. The entire lane was called the 
lane in" 1 741 ; the lane leading to Turner's 
wharf in 1744; Turner's lane, 1757 ; and 
Turner street, 1795. 

Hardy street was laid out as far as 
Derby street by Joseph Grafton and John 
Grafton, by taking a strip of land ten feet 
in width from either of their lots between 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 11, leaf 12. 

tCaptain Redford was then living on the 
Turner estate as the husband of Elizabeth, widow 
of John Turner, who died in 1680. 

SALEM IN 1700. NO. 23. 


1667 and 1670. No record was made of 
it until Dec. 14, 1683, when John Grafton 
and Joshua Grafton, owners of that part 
of the lot lying below Derby street, agreed 
to take a strip of land ten feet wide from 
either lot and continue the lane to the 
water. The record, which is as follows, 
incidentally mentions the original laying 
out of the upper part of the lane : *' who 
[said Joseph Grafton] was agreed in his 
life time with y* sd John Grafton to leave 
a highwaye of twenty foot bredth to allow 
out of either parties land ten foot for a 
highway, & accordingly Mr. Joseph Graf- 
ton began at the northerly end, so farr as 
the house lotts are laid out of his land to al- 
low ten foot of his part, & y® sd John Graf- 
ton out of his part alsoe allowed out of 
his land ten foot bredth, intended in like 
maner to leave out the same breadth 
throughout to the south harbour, that soe 
there might be a way of that bredth left 
from y® sd south harbour to y® sd streete 
against Christopher Babadge."* Hardy 
street was called the lane or highway laid 
out by Joseph Grafton, sr., and John 
Grafton in 1670 ; "a highway or lane left 
for the use of severall of the neighbors 
scituate in y® said lane," 1671 ; a lane or 
highway, 1672 ; a small lane or particular 
highway, 1679 5 J^ street or lane, 1692 ; 
Grafton's lane, 1709 ; ye lane yt leads 
down to ye South River by Mr. Grafton's, 
1711 ; the lane that runs down to the 
South river, 1713 ; a lane or highway laid 
out through the land formerly of John 
Grafton and Joshua Grafton, 1722 ; a 
lane or highway leading from ye main 
street to ye harbor, 1728; Hardy's lane, 
1747 ; and Hardy street, 1795. 

The passage shown on the map, and 
marked with the word "Way," was a pas- 
sage way reserved by Isaac Meachum when 
he conveyed the lot marked " Mary Dow- 
ry" to Mrs. Mary Voed en March 2 7,i682.t 
It was ten feet in width, and ran back to 
Mr. Meachum 's land in the rear. This 
was extended many years later, and finally 
became the present Bentley street. It 

*Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 104. 
t Essex Registry of Deeds, book 6, leaf 47. 

was called a way in 1746 ; meeting-house 
lane 1788; and some years ago was 
named Bentley street. 

Derby street was laid out in 1767. It 
was called the new way so called in 1768; 
and Derby street in 1792. 

The harbor at this point was called the 
South harbor in 1668 ; the harbor or salt 
water, 1711 ; the South river, 17 13; ye 
harbor, 1722; and ye sea, 1744. 

In the sketches that follow, after 1700, 
titles and deeds referred to pertain to the 
houses and land adjoining, and not always